In recent years I also listed the players that appeared on my blogs that year. However, in 2021 (in addition to the deceased players) other casualties have been my blogs. I said goodbye to my '63, '65, and '66 set blogs in January, having exhausted the players I wanted to post there. My other blogs have been spotty at best this past year.
It's a combination of running out of players, and running out of the desire to blog. The '67 player list has been completed, with only a review of the Mets team remaining, and any other ad hoc topic that comes to me. The '68 to '70 set blogs are near the end (player-wise) as well, with mostly league leaders and other non-player-specific topics still on my to-do list.
It's been a good 12-year run for me. I still read other blogs at least weekly, and will probably post occasionally on my 60s, '68, '69, and '70 blogs. Happy New Year to everyone!
1960s' players who left us in 2021:
And from outside the baseball world:
Gerry Marsden Tanya Roberts Gregory Sierra Siegfried Fischbacher (Siegfreid & Roy) Phil Spector James Purify Larry King Cloris Leachman Cicely Tyson Dustin Diamond Christopher Plummer Leon Spinks Mary Wilson (Supremes) Chick Corea Rush Limbaugh Roger Mudd Marvin Hagler Yaphet Kotto Elgin Baylor George Segal G. Gordon Liddy Prince Philip Walter Mondale Michael Collins (Apollo 11) Johnny Crawford Olympia Dukakis Bobby Unser Lloyd Price Tawny Kitaen Charles Grodin Gavin McLeod B.J. Thomas Arlene Golonka F. Lee Bailey Clarence Williams III Ned Beatty Donald Rumsfeld Jackie Mason Tom T. Hall Don Everly Charlie Watts Ed Asner Michael Constantine Willard Scott Jean-Paul Belmondo Big Daddy Graham Norm MacDonald Jane Powell Sarah Dash Tommy Kirk Colin Powell Peter Scolari Jay Black Mort Sahl Dean Stockwell Graeme Edge Billy Hinsche Eddie Mekka Lee Elder Arlene Dahl Dave Draper Bob Dole Al Unser Mike Nesmith Desmond Tutu John Madden Betty White
Also: Football deaths in 2021