Obituary: Dan McGinn (1943-2023)

RIP to Dan McGinn, who played for 5 seasons in the majors. Though he was a pitcher, some of his historical highlights came as a batter. McGinn died in his hometown of Omaha, Neb., on March 1. He was 79 years old. McGinn played for the Cincinnati Reds (1968), Montreal Expos (1969-71) and Chicago Cubs … Continue reading Obituary: Dan McGinn (1943-2023)


Obituary: Larry Biittner (1946-2022)

RIP to Larry Biittner, a versatile first baseman-outfielder and one of the best pinch-hitters of his era. His family announced that he died at 6:00am on January 2, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Biittner played for the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers (1970-73, 1983), Montreal Expos (1974-76), Chicago Cubs (1976-80) and … Continue reading Obituary: Larry Biittner (1946-2022)

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)