Obituary: Art Clarkson (1941-2019)

RIP to Art Clarkson, a sports legend in Birmingham, Ala. He helped rescue the Birmingham Barons from baseball oblivion and also brought the Birmingham Bulls, a minor-league hockey team, to the city. He died on October 7 at the age of 78. The Bulls reported that Clarkson had stepped down as managing partner of the … Continue reading Obituary: Art Clarkson (1941-2019)


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)

Tigers minor-leaguer dies after skateboarding accident

Chace Numata, a switch-hitting catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, died on September 2 from injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident. Numata, who was 27 and a member of the Erie SeaWolves, was hospitalized in Erie, Pa., after a fall early on August 29. Video surveillance footage showed that Numata's skateboard suddenly stopped as if … Continue reading Tigers minor-leaguer dies after skateboarding accident