Obituary: Bill Campbell (1948-2023)

RIP to Bill "Soup" Campbell, who had a lengthy 15-year career as a reliever in the major leagues. He died on January 6 at the age of 74 in the Chicago area. Campbell had been battling cancer, and Canadian journalist Danny Gallagher reported just before Christmas that he had been transferred to hospice care. Campbell … Continue reading Obituary: Bill Campbell (1948-2023)

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)