Thursday, April 21, 2016

RIP - Milt Pappas

Former MLB pitcher Milt Pappas passed away on April 19, 2016 at age 76.

Pappas pitched for 17 seasons, with the Orioles (1957-65), Reds (1966-68), Braves (1968-70), and Cubs (1970-73). After nine seasons with the Orioles, he was traded to the Reds for Frank Robinson after the 1965 season.

Washington Post obituary

Chicago Tribune obituary

Chicago Sun-Times obituary

ESPN story

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

RIP - Mike Sandlock (1915-2016)

Though not a member of MLB's 1960s alumni, Mike Sandlock passed away yesterday at age 100.

A catcher for the Braves (1944), Dodgers (1945-46), and Pirates (1953),  Sandlock was the oldest living former player at the time of his death.

USA Today obituary


Sunday, April 3, 2016

RIP - Tom Butters

1960s Pirates' reliever (and long-time Duke University AD) Tom Butters passed away on Thursday March 31, 2016 at age 77.

Butters pitched in the Pirates' minor league system every season from 1957-64, and played for the Bucs for parts of the 1962-65 seasons, with most of his playing time coming in 1964. He was released in July 1965, ending his career.

After his playing career, he coached the Duke University baseball team from 1968-70, and was their athletic director from 1977-97. He hired Mike Krzyzewski as Duke's basketball coach in 1980.

Raleigh NC News and Observer obituary