Former big-league first baseman Ed Bouchee passed away on January 23, 2013 at age 79 in Phoenix, AZ, of complications from diabetes.
Bouchee was drafted into the military near the end of the Korean War, and missed 2 seasons of baseball. He played for the Phillies (1956-60) and Cubs (1960-61), before finishing his career with the expansion Mets in 1962.
He finished 2nd in the 1957 NL Rookie of the Year voting to his teammate, pitcher Jack Sanford.
After his career, he settled in the Chicago area and worked in the auto parts industry.