Obituary: Jim Wynn (1942-2020)

RIP to Jim Wynn, the first great slugger in Houston Astros history. Nicknamed "The Toy Cannon" for his 5'9" height and massive power, Wynn died on Wednesday, March 26 at the age of 78. A three-time All-Star in his 15-year career, Wynn played for the Astros (1963-73), Los Angeles Dodgers (1974-75), Atlanta Braves (1976), New … Continue reading Obituary: Jim Wynn (1942-2020)

Obituary: Bobby Del Greco (1933-2019)

RIP to Bobby Del Greco, an outfielder for six teams from 1952-1965. He died on October 13 at the age of 86. He had been battling severe dementia, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Del Greco played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1952, 1956), St. Louis Cardinals (1956), Chicago Cubs (1957), New York Yankees (1957-58), Philadelphia Phillies … Continue reading Obituary: Bobby Del Greco (1933-2019)

Baseball history: Yankees don’t want no sissy batting helmets

On August 17, 1920, the Indians' Ray Champan died from injuries suffered when he was stuck in the head with a Carl Mays pitch. It was a tragic, senseless death and baseball players demanded that they be allowed to wear batting helmets to prevent more tragic, senseless deaths from happening. Just kidding. They fought against … Continue reading Baseball history: Yankees don’t want no sissy batting helmets