Obituary: Al Naples (1926-2021)

RIP to Al Naples, who was one of the last surviving members of the St. Louis Browns. He died on February 26 at the age of 94. No cause of death was given, but his SABR bio, written in 2019, noted that he had beaten leukemia in the 1990s and was battling it again as … Continue reading Obituary: Al Naples (1926-2021)

Grave Story: Cliff Carroll (1859-1923)

Here lies Cliff Carroll, a speedy outfielder from the 19th Century. He was also the victim of one of the greatest wardrobe malfunctions in baseball history. Carroll played for the Providence Grays (1882-85), Washington Nationals (1886-87), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1888), Chicago Colts (1890-91). St. Louis Browns (1892) and Boston Beaneaters (1893). Samuel Clifford Carroll was born … Continue reading Grave Story: Cliff Carroll (1859-1923)