Saturday, February 9, 2013

RIP - Fred Whitfield, Tony Pierce

1960s' major-leaguers Fred Whitfield and Tony Pierce passed away last week.

Fred Whitfield passed away on January 31, 2013 at age 75. He was a 9-year veteran, playing 1st base for the Cardinals (1962), Indians (1963-67), Reds (1968-69), and Expos (1970), and was the Tribe's regular 1st-sacker from 1963 until early 1967.


Former Athletics' pitcher Tony Pierce passed away on January 31, 2013 at age 67. He pitched for the Kansas City Athletics in 1966-67, but an arm injury ended his career prematurely.

He had a long career as a youth baseball coach in Columbus, Georgia. Many of his players attended the funeral, where they signed his white-with-red-baseball-seams casket.



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