Obituary: Bob Stephenson (1928-2020)

RIP to Bob Stephenson, a former middle infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, a former oilman and a great benefactor to his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. It was announced on Facebook by a family friend that he died on March 20 at the age of 91. Stephenson played for the 1955 St. Louis … Continue reading Obituary: Bob Stephenson (1928-2020)

Grave Story: Joe Delahanty (1875-1936)

Here lies Joe Delahanty, who had a long and pretty successful minor- and independent-league career before playing for a short time in the major leagues. Delahanty, an outfielder and second baseman, played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1907-1909. Joe Delahanty's grave in Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland. Joseph Nicholas Delahanty was born on October 18, 1875 … Continue reading Grave Story: Joe Delahanty (1875-1936)

Grave Story: Steve Evans (1883- 1943)

Here lies Steve Evans, a solid player in the National and Federal leagues, and one of the early 20th Century’s unrivaled flakes. Evans was an outfielder and first baseman for the New York Giants (1908) and St. Louis Cardinals (1909-1913), and then the Brooklyn Tip-Tops (1914-15) and Baltimore Terrapins (1915) of the Federal League. All … Continue reading Grave Story: Steve Evans (1883- 1943)