John Sullivan, a backup catcher for the Tigers, Mets, and Phillies in the 1960s, passed away on June 1, 2023 at age 82.
Sullivan played in the minors for all or part of every season from 1959-72, except for 1967.
He played a few games with the Tigers in '63 and '64, and a few dozen games in 1965.
After a full season in the minors, he was with the Mets for all of 1967.
He wrapped up his major-league career with the Phillies for part of 1968. His only significant playing time came in 1965 (backing up Bill Freehan) and 1967 (backing up Jerry Grote).
Sullivan later coached for the Royals, Braves, and Blue Jays from 1979-1993.