Obituary: Bobby Mitchell (1943-2019)

RIP to Bobby Mitchell, an outfielder and designated hitter in the early 1970s, and a league-leading slugger in Japan. He died in Sacramento, Calif., on September 29 at the age of 75, Mitchell played for the New York Yankees (1970) and Milwaukee Brewers (1971, 1972-75), as well as the Nippon Ham Fighters (1976-79). Robert Vance … Continue reading Obituary: Bobby Mitchell (1943-2019)


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

Obituary: Scott Sanderson (1956-2019)

R.I.P. to Scott Sanderson, an All-Star pitcher who won 163 games over a 19-year career. He died today, April 11, at the age of 62. His death was first reported on Twitter by Daily Herald columnist Barry Rozner. Canadian journalist/author/Expos historian Danny Gallagher had reported more than a year ago that Sanderson had his … Continue reading Obituary: Scott Sanderson (1956-2019)