Friday, January 29, 2016

RIP - Walt Williams

1960s/70s White Sox outfielder Walt Williams passed away on January 23, 2016 at age 72.

Nicknamed "No Neck", Williams debuted with 10 games in early 1964 for the Houston Colt .45s, then passed through the Cardinals' organization before making the majors for good in 1967.

He was a starting outfielder for the ChiSox from 1967-1972, before finishing up his career with the Indians and Yankees from 1973-75.

After his release from the Yankees in early 1976, he played a few seasons in Japan.

Chicago Tribune obituary

New York Times obituary

Friday, January 22, 2016

RIP - Frank Sullivan

Longtime Boston Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan passed away on January 19, 2016 at age 85.

Sullivan was a mainstay in the Sox' rotation, pitching from 1953 to 1960, and was a 3-time opening-day starter. In 1955 he led the AL with 18 wins. Sullivan is also a member of the team's Hall of Fame.

Although pitching primarily in the 1950s, he finished his career with the Phillies (1961-62) and Twins (1962-63).

He spent the past 50 years living in Hawaii.

Boston Globe obituary


Sunday, January 10, 2016

RIP - Jay Ritchie

Jay Ritchie, who pitched in the majors for 3 clubs between 1964 and 1968, passed away on January 5, 2016 at age 79.

Ritchie pitched in the minors for 8 1/2 years before making his major-league debut with the Red Sox in August 1964.

Traded to the Braves after 1965, he played part of '66 and all of '67 with Atlanta. He also played for the Reds in 1968.

Despite pitching 44 games in 1965 and 52 games in 1967, this 1965 card was his last.


Friday, January 1, 2016

RIP - 2015 Re-cap

Summarizing the players from the 1960s who left us in 2015:

Also pitchers Hal Brown and Jack Spring.