Former Cubs, Indians, and Twins 2nd baseman Jerry Kindall passed away on December 24, 2017 at age 82.
Kindall played from 1956 to 1965, but was a regular only during the 1962 (Indians) and 1965 (Twins) seasons.
Kindall made his debut with the Cubs in July 1956, playing sparingly with the Cubs for 2 seasons as a bonus baby. He played parts of 1958-60 with the Cubs, but spent most of that time in the minors.
After playing for the Cubs in 1961, he spent 2 seasons with the Indians, and was their everyday 2nd baseman in 1962.
Kindall wrapped up his career with the Twins from 1964 to 1965. Although he was the teams' regular 2nd baseman for most of the '65 season, Frank Quilici took over at 2nd base in mid-September, including the World Series. Kindall did not appear in the post-season.
After his playing career, he was the head baseball coach at the University of Arizona for 24 years, winning 3 College World Series titles.
Frank Lary, one of the mainstays of the Tigers' starting rotation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, passed away on December 13, 2017 at age 87.
Lary pitched for the Tigers from 1954 to 1964, and had 7 solid seasons (1955-61) in their starting rotation. He won more than 20 games twice, and was a 2-time All-Star. Lary also led the AL 3 times in complete games.
From mid-1964 to mid-1965 he was traded 3 times - to the Braves, Mets, and White Sox. He retired after the 1965 season.
Stallard pitched for the Red Sox (1960-62), Mets (1963-64) and Cardinals (1965-66), and is most famously remembered as the pitcher who gave up Roger Maris' 61st home run on the final day of the 1961 season.
Although Stallard played in the majors for 7 seasons, he spent most of the '60 and '62 seasons in the minors. He played his final big-league game in July 1966. Stallard played in the minors for the remainder of the 1966 season, and also in '67 and '69 before closing out his career with 4 seasons in Mexico.