Obituary: Frank Thomas (1929-2023)

RIP to Frank Thomas, an All-Star slugger from the 1950s and '60s. He is not to be confused with the more recent, Hall of Fame member Frank Thomas. Between the two of them, they hit 806 home runs, which surely is a record for more homers hit by a single name. The elder Thomas died … Continue reading Obituary: Frank Thomas (1929-2023)


Obituary: Denis Menke (1940-2020)

RIP to two-time All-Star infielder and in-demand hitting coach Denis Menke. His family announced that he died in Tarpon Springs, Fla., on December 1. He was 80 years old. Menke played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1962-67), Houston Astros (1968-71, 1974) and Cincinnati Reds (1972-73). Denis John Menke was born in Bancroft, Iowa, on July 21, … Continue reading Obituary: Denis Menke (1940-2020)