Wednesday, October 24, 2012

RIP - Dave May

Former Orioles' and Brewers' outfielder Dave May passed away on October 20, 2012 at age 68. He had been battling cancer and diabetes.

May broke in with the Orioles in July 1967. After 3 seasons backing up Frank Robinson, Paul Blair, and Don Buford, Dave was traded to the Brewers in June 1970.

On a new team having little expectations, May finally got significant playing time as the team's regular center fielder. After the 1974 season he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for home run king Hank Aaron. Following short stints with Texas and Pittsburgh, he played in the Inter-American League in 1979, before retiring.

His son Derrick May played for the Cubs and other teams in the 1990s.

Obituary at       and at Orioles Buzz


Commishbob said...

That card is a favorite of mine from the 1970 set. Something about May's pose with the helmet in his hand made it just unique enough to be cool.

Douglas said...

The helmet in the hand was kind of the equivalent of a basketball player palming a basketball. Dave May's 69 and 73 cards are cool too. The 1972 shot was taken at Tempe Stadium the first Brewer Spring training site.