Saturday, January 28, 2023

RIP - Nate Colbert

Nate Colbert, the Padres' first slugger, passed away on January 5, 2023 at age 76.

Colbert came up in Cardinals' and Astros' organizations, then was taken by San Diego in the expansion draft. 
He was the Pads' everyday 1st baseman for their first 5 seasons, hitting 24, 38, 27, 38, and 22 homers those years. He also made the All-Star team in '71, '72, and '73.
In 1972, he hit 5 home runs in 1 day.
In 1974 the team acquired Willie McCovey, so Colbert split his time between 1B and LF. After the season he was traded to Detroit, and played his final 2 seasons with the Tigers, Expos, and Athletics. 

Monday, January 2, 2023

2022 Re-cap

1960s' baseball players who left us in 2022 (40% fewer than last year): 
And from outside the baseball world: 
Sidney Poitier
Peter Bogdanovich
Michael Lang (Woodstock organizer)
Bob Saget
Dwayne Hickman
Ronnie Spector
Yvette Mimieux
Meat Loaf
Louie Anderson
Howard Hesseman
Monica Vitti
Ivan Reitman
Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
Sally Kellerman
Farrah Forke
Tim Considine
William Hurt
Madeleine Albright
Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)
Estelle Harris (Seinfeld)
Bobby Rydell
Gilbert Gottfreid
Liz Sheridan (Seinfeld)
Robert Morse
David Birney
Naomi Judd
Fred Ward
Roger Angell
Ray Liotta
Bo Hopkins
Alec John Such (Bon Jovi)
Jim Seals (Seals and Crofts)
James Caan
Larry Storch
Ivana Trump
Bob Rafelson
Paul Sorvino
Tony Dow
Pat Carroll
Nichelle Nichols
Bill Russell
Vin Scully
Olivia Newton-John
Anne Heche
Mikhail Gorbachev
Bernard Shaw (CNN News)
Queen Elizabeth
Ramsey Lewis
Ken Starr
Henry Silva
Kitten Natividad
Loretta Lynn
Judy Tenuta
Angela Lansbury
James McDivitt (Gemini/Apollo)
Jerry Lee Lewis
Robert Clary
Irene Cara
Christine McVie
Bob McGrath (Sesame Street)
Kirstie Alley
Barbara Walters
Anita Pointer

Also: Football deaths in 2022