Wednesday, September 30, 2015

RIP - Bobby Etheridge

Former Giants' 3rd baseman Bobby Etheridge passed away on September 17, 2015 at age 73.

Etheridge played minor-league ball from 1964-68 with the Giants, and with several other teams from 1970-73.

He was a member of the San Francisco Giants for part of 1967 and all of 1969, playing 3rd base behind Jim Ray Hart and Jim Davenport.


Monday, September 28, 2015

RIP - 2014-2015

You've probably heard about all of these, but in the interest of continuity... 

The following members of 1960s Major League Baseball Alumni passed away in the previous 12 months.

I feel bad that for all he contributed to the Cubs' team and fan base, Mr. Cub never got to see a world championship - as a player or team ambassador.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

RIP - Yogi Berra

Former Yankees' catcher and manager Yogi Berra died of natural causes on September 22, 2015 at age 90.

Berra played for the Yankees from 1947 to 1963, then managed the Yankees in 1964, and in 1984-85. A 3-time AL MVP, he won 10 World Championships as a player, and played in 14 World Series in his 18 seasons, both career records.

Yogi also was a player-coach for the Mets in 1965, as shown on his final player card above. He also managed the Mets from 1972-75, winning the pennant in 1973.

I enjoyed watching a TV show (twice!) on the MLB Network last year, with Bob Costas following Yogi around his boyhood neighborhood in St. Louis, and in New York/New Jersey.

New York Times obituary

New York Post obituary