Obituary: Jim Wynn (1942-2020)

RIP to Jim Wynn, the first great slugger in Houston Astros history. Nicknamed "The Toy Cannon" for his 5'9" height and massive power, Wynn died on Wednesday, March 26 at the age of 78. A three-time All-Star in his 15-year career, Wynn played for the Astros (1963-73), Los Angeles Dodgers (1974-75), Atlanta Braves (1976), New … Continue reading Obituary: Jim Wynn (1942-2020)

Obituary: Andy Etchebarren (1943-2019)

RIP to Andy Etchebarren, a two-time All-Star catcher and a long-time minor-league manager. He died on October 5 at the age of 76. Etchebarren played for the Baltimore Orioles (1962, 1965-1975), California Angels (1975-1977) and Milwaukee Brewers (1978). He managed in the minor leagues and in independent baseball until 2012. Andy Etchebarren was born … Continue reading Obituary: Andy Etchebarren (1943-2019)

Obituary: Ray Peters (1946-2019)

R.I.P. to Ray Peters, an original Seattle Pilot whose only MLB experience came with the 1970 Milwaukee Brewers. Keith Olbermann announced earlier on Twitter that Peters died on May 4 after an illness. He was 72 years old. Ray Peters was born on August 27, 1946 in Buffalo, N.Y. and was a heavily recruited … Continue reading Obituary: Ray Peters (1946-2019)