Obituary: Hardy Peterson (1929-2019)

R.I.P. to Hardy "Pete" Peterson, a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the GM for the same team during its "We Are Family" era. He died on April 16 at the age of 89. He played for the Pirates from 1955 and 1957-59. His son, Rick Peterson, was a pitching coach for the A's and … Continue reading Obituary: Hardy Peterson (1929-2019)

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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. https://twitter.com/BarryRozner/status/1116429821398089728 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)

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