Grave Story: Will Wynne (1869-1951)

Here lies Bill Wynne, who pitched one game for the Washington Senators in 1894. Don’t feel bad for him, though. Though his MLB career was short, he made a name for himself in his home state of North Carolina as a radio and telephone businessman. The number 150 is a pretty important one for this … Continue reading Grave Story: Will Wynne (1869-1951)

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Bill Fischer, 10/11/1930-10/30/2018

RIP to Bill Fischer, a pitcher who still holds the record for most consecutive innings pitched without issuing a walk. He died on Tuesday, October 30 at the age of 88. Fischer played for the Chicago White Sox (1956-8), Detroit Tigers (1958; 1960-61), Washington Senators (1958-60), Kansas City Athletics (1961-3) and Minnesota Twins (1964). Fischer … Continue reading Bill Fischer, 10/11/1930-10/30/2018

Al Simmons

Here lies Al Simmons, a Hall of Fame outfielder and one of the most dangerous hitters of the 1920s and ‘30s. He was nicknamed, “Bucketfoot Al,” given due to his unique batting stance. Simmons played outfield for the Philadelphia Athletics (1924-32; 1940-1; 1944), Chicago White Sox (1933-35), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-8), Boston Bees … Continue reading Al Simmons