Thursday, March 18, 2021

RIP - Stan Williams

Stan Williams, a pitcher for the Dodgers, Indians, and others for 14 seasons from 1958-72, passed away on February 20th, 2021 at age 84.
Williams broke in with the Dodgers in 1958, and was in their rotation through the 1962 season. He made both All-Star teams in 1960. 
After 2 seasons with the Yankees, he spent most of 1965-67 in the minors, then made a comeback with the Indians. 
Williams later played for the Twins, Cardinals, and Red Sox, and retired after the 1962 season. 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Spring Training Sites

It's March, and thoughts turn to Spring Training. No, not this season, because I have no interest in today's baseball (or any pro sports, really). 
Here are the teams' Spring Training sites during the 1960s. Orange indicates Florida (of course), while yellow indicates Arizona. (I should have probably used yellow and green, the color of grapefruit and cactii.) 
(As always, click on the charts to enlarge.)
Teams named in red did not relocate their camps during the decade. 
I was surprised to learn that the Red Sox and Astros began the 1960s in Arizona.