Obituary: Lou Brock (1939-2020)

RIP to Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock, who was one of the greatest stolen base threats in baseball history. Brock died on September 6 in a St. Louis hospital at the age of 81. Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch noted in the linked article that he had suffered from a multitude of … Continue reading Obituary: Lou Brock (1939-2020)

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‚Äôs 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)