Tuesday, June 21, 2022

RIP - Dave Wickersham

Dave Wickersham, who pitched for 10 seasons in the 1960s, passed away on June 18, 2022 at age 86.
Wickersham began his career in 1960 with the Kansas City Athletics, and ended it in 1969 with the Kansas City Royals. In between, he pitched 4 seasons for the Tigers and 11 games for the Pirates. He was one of four players to have played for both Kansas City teams. 
He was primarily a starting pitcher from 1963-65, and a reliever in all other years.
A native of Erie, PA, he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

RIP - Costen Shockley

Costen Shockley, who played briefly for the Phillies and Angels from 1964-65, passed away in his hometown of Georgetown, DE on May 30, 2022 at age 80.
He began his career in the Phillies' organization in 1961 with the Magic Valley Cowboys. Over the next 4 seasons he moved up their ladder and played in a few games for the Phillies in July 1964. 
Traded to the Angels for Bo Belinsky, he appeared in 40 games in the first half of the 1965 season. After refusing to report to the minors when sent down in mid-season, he was released.
He later coached his son's baseball team, and was inducted into three Delaware-area Halls of Fame.