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.
Although I had already collected Talbot's '67 and '68 Yankees cards, I became more aware of him after reading Jim Bouton's book Ball Four in 1971. I recall that Talbot was somewhat of a nemesis for Bouton, although Bouton speaks well of Talbot in his guest book entry at the above obituary link.
Talbot had an 8-year major-league career (1963-70) with the White Sox, Kansas City Athletics, Yankees, Seattle Pilots, and Oakland Athletics.
Weaver never played major-league ball, but played in the minors from 1948-1960, with the Cardinals, Pirates, and Orioles.
He began his managing career as a player-manager from 1956-59, then became a full-time manager in the Orioles' chain in 1961.
Weaver took over the Orioles' managing post from Hank Bauer in game #83 of the 1968 season, and stayed on through the 1982 season. The Orioles won the AL pennant in each of Weaver's first 3 full seasons, and won the World Series in 1970. He also won the AL crown in 1979.
After broadcasting the 1983 World Series (where the Orioles beat the Phillies), Weaver returned as O's skipper for 1985 and 1986, before retiring.
His #4 was retired by the Orioles in 1982, and he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.