Friday, April 23, 2021

RIP - Chuck Schilling

Early-1960s Red Sox 2nd baseman Chuck Schilling passed away on March 30, 2021 at age 83. 
Schilling broke into the Red Sox' lineup in 1961 and finished 3rd in the AL Rookie of the Year voting. 
He was their regular 2nd baseman for 3 seasons, before giving way to Dalton Jones in 1964. After 2 seasons on the bench, he was traded to the Twins before the 1966 season but never played for them. 
Schilling became a school teacher after his baseball career.  

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

RIP - Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham, an OF/1B for several teams in the 1950s and 1960s, passed away on March 25, 2021 at age 89. 
He was a Cardinals' outfielder from 1954-61, making the All-Star team in 1959 while also finishing 2nd to Hank Aaron for the batting title. 
He manned 1st base for the White Sox in 1962, but an injury in 1963 limited his playing time in '63 and '64. He also played for the Senators from 1964-66. 
After playing, he worked for the Cardinals as a minor-league manager and later in sales.