Obituary: Bob Friend (1930-2019)

RIP to Bob Friend, an ace pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates who threw more than 200 innings a season for an 11-year stretch with the team. He died in his sleep on February 3 at the age of 88, the Pirates announced. Friend pitched for the Pirates from 1951-65, as well as the New York … Continue reading Obituary: Bob Friend (1930-2019)

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Baseball History: That time Lou Gehrig put Babe Ruth in the hospital

So occasionally while I'm researching one thing, I'll come across a completely different thing that's just as interesting as the thing I was researching in the first place. Got that? I stumbled across this photo in the Oshkosh Northwestern, dated July 20, 1934 while researching my next couple of grave stories. Babe Ruth and Lou … Continue reading Baseball History: That time Lou Gehrig put Babe Ruth in the hospital