Chuck Dobson, a starting pitcher for the Athletics in the 1960s and 1970s, passed away on November 30, 2021 at age 77.
Dobson was one of many young hurlers in the Athletics' starting rotation during their final years in Kansas City and later in Oakland. Others were Catfish Hunter, Lew Krausse, Blue Moon Odom, and Jim Nash.
Fittingly, he was born in Kansas City, spent his early years pitching there, and also died there. Dobson was the first pitcher to make his big-league debut in his hometown and for his team's home opener.