Grave Story: Jim Pruett (1917-2003)

Here lies Jim Pruett, a catcher who played in a total of 9 games for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1944 and 1945. He also spent almost 20 years in Milwaukee County Stadium, as an usher for the Milwaukee Brewers. Pruett was born on December 16, 1917 in Nashville, Tenn. His travels in baseball as a … Continue reading Grave Story: Jim Pruett (1917-2003)

Grave Story: Florence Killilea Boley

Here lies Florence Killilea Boley, one of the earliest female baseball team owners in the country. She took over the American Association’s Milwaukee Brewers in 1929 following her father Henry’s death. Though her time as an owner was tragically short, she was a sensation, even challenging the power of the mighty Kenesaw Mountain Landis. The … Continue reading Grave Story: Florence Killilea Boley