Obituary: Jack Crimian (1926-2019)

R.I.P. to Jack Crimian, who pitched in parts of four seasons in the majors in the 1950s. He died on February 11 after a long illness at the age of 92. Crimian pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals (1951-52), Kansas City Athletics (1956) and Detroit Tigers (1957). Crimian was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on February … Continue reading Obituary: Jack Crimian (1926-2019)

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Grave Story: Ed Heusser (1909-1956)

Here lies Ed Heusser, a pitcher for the famed Gas House Gang who also had a once-in-a-lifetime brilliant season with the Reds. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1935-36), Philadelphia Phillies (1938, 1948), Philadelphia Athletics (1940) and Cincinnati Reds (1943-46). Edward Burlton Heusser was born on May, 1909 in Murray, Utah. His father died … Continue reading Grave Story: Ed Heusser (1909-1956)