Obituary: Eli Grba (1934-2019)

RIP to Eli Grba, the original Angel. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels as the first pick in the 1960 expansion draft. Grba died in Florence, Ala. on January 14 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 84. He pitched for the New York Yankees (1959-60) and Angels (1961-63). Eli Grba was born … Continue reading Obituary: Eli Grba (1934-2019)

Obituary: Lenny Green (1933-2019)

RIP to Lenny Green, a centerfielder who played from 1957-1968 for five teams. He died on January 6, which was his 86th birthday. Green played for the Baltimore Orioles (1957-59, 1964), Washington Senators (1959-60)/Minnesota Twins (1961-64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965-66) and Detroit Tigers (1967-68). Leonard Green was born on January 6, … Continue reading Obituary: Lenny Green (1933-2019)

Obituary: Luis Valbuena (1985-2018)

RIP to Luis Valbuena, an infielder who was one of two major-league ballplayers killed in a car accident in Venezuela on December 6. He had just celebrated his 33rd birthday on November 30. Valbuena played for the Seattle Mariners (2008), Cleveland Indians (2009-11), Chicago Cubs (2012-14), Houston Astros (2015-16) and Los Angeles Angels (2017-2018). Valbuena … Continue reading Obituary: Luis Valbuena (1985-2018)