Obituary: Francisco Estrada (1948-2019)

RIP to Francisco "Paquín" Estrada, who served as a catcher for one game for the New York Mets in 1971. He died on December 9 from heart problems; he had been hospitalized since at least November 28 after suffering a heart attack. Estrada was 71 years old. Though his time in the United States is … Continue reading Obituary: Francisco Estrada (1948-2019)

Obituary: Bob Johnson (1936-2019)

RIP to Bob "Rocky" Johnson, an infielder and standout pinch-hitter who played for a decade in the majors in the 1960s. Former teammate Jim Palmer reported on Twitter that Johnson, 83, died in Minnesota. Wikipedia notes that Johnson died on November 12 from Parkinson's disease. Johnson played for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (1960, 1969-70), Washington … Continue reading Obituary: Bob Johnson (1936-2019)

Obituary: Al Jackson (1935-2019)

R.I.P. to Al Jackson an original member of the New York Mets and the best pitcher on a string of awful Mets teams. He died on August 19 at the age of 83. Jackson pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1959, 1961), Mets (1962-65, 1968-69), St. Louis Cardinals (1966-67) and Cincinnati Reds (1969). The Mets … Continue reading Obituary: Al Jackson (1935-2019)