Grave Story: Egyptian Healy (1866-1899)

Egyptian Healy was not from Egypt, though his baseball career did take him there. He was a pitcher won once won 20 games in a season – and lost 20 games in a season four times. Healy played for the St. Louis Maroons (1885-86), Indianapolis Hoosiers (1887-88), Washington Nationals (1889), Chicago White Stockings (1889), Toledo … Continue reading Grave Story: Egyptian Healy (1866-1899)

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)

Nationals prospect Fausto Segura killed in Dominican Republic

RIP to Fausto Segura, a right-handed relief pitcher who had just completed his third season in the team's minor league system. He was killed in a motorcycle accident on January 12 while in the Dominican Republic. Segura was 23 years old. Sportswriter Héctor Gómez broke the news on Z Digital. According to reports, Segura … Continue reading Nationals prospect Fausto Segura killed in Dominican Republic