Obituary: George Elder (1921-2022)

RIP to George Elder, who played in 41 games for the St. Louis Browns in 1949. He was the oldest living baseball player until his death on July 7 in Fruita, Colo. He was 101 years old. He had been the oldest living player since the death of Eddie Robinson on October 4, 2021. With … Continue reading Obituary: George Elder (1921-2022)

Grave Story: Henry Diddlebock (1854-1900)

Here lies Henry Diddlebock, a long-time Philadelphia sportswriter and minor-league baseball executive. He also served as a manager for the St. Louis Browns, though the experiment of using a sportswriter as a manager lasted for all of 17 games in 1896. Henry Harrison Diddlebock was born in Philadelphia on June 27, 1854. His parents, Henry … Continue reading Grave Story: Henry Diddlebock (1854-1900)

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)