Obituary: Sandy Valdespino (1939-2023)

RIP to Sandy Valdespino, a Cuban outfielder who played for 7 seasons in the major leagues. He died on February 26, a little over a month after his 84th birthday. He had been living at the Legacy Village assisted living facility in Moultrie, Ga. Valdespino played for the Minnesota Twins (1965-67), Atlanta Braves (1968), Houton … Continue reading Obituary: Sandy Valdespino (1939-2023)


Obituary: Jim “Mudcat” Grant (1935-2021)

RIP to All-Star pitcher Mudcat Grant, the first African-American to win 20 games in the American League. According to the Cleveland Indians, Grant died peacefully in Los Angeles on June 11. He was 85 years old. Over his long life, Grant involved himself in a number of off-the-field activities, including announcing, charity work, writing and … Continue reading Obituary: Jim “Mudcat” Grant (1935-2021)