Category Archives: Baseball

Pitching complete games, Mel Parnell, 89, was the winningest southpaw in Boston Red Sox history

NEW ORLEANS – The back wall of the press box at new JetBlue Park is covered with pictures, scorecards and even newspaper articles from many of the 18 no-hitters in Red Sox history. Among them, Mel Parnell’s no-no on July

Pitching complete games, Mel Parnell, 89, was the winningest southpaw in Boston Red Sox history

NEW ORLEANS – The back wall of the press box at new JetBlue Park is covered with pictures, scorecards and even newspaper articles from many of the 18 no-hitters in Red Sox history. Among them, Mel Parnell’s no-no on July

Remember the Seattle Pilots? The one-and-done franchise’s shining moment was Don Mincher

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – First baseman Don Mincher, who represented the Seattle Pilots at the All-Star Game in 1969 in their lone American League season, has died at the age of 73. A left-handed power hitter, Mincher led the Pilots with

Remember the Seattle Pilots? The one-and-done franchise’s shining moment was Don Mincher

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – First baseman Don Mincher, who represented the Seattle Pilots at the All-Star Game in 1969 in their lone American League season, has died at the age of 73. A left-handed power hitter, Mincher led the Pilots with

Wrigley Field peanut vendor Jerry Manos, 70, spent off season traveling the US

 (This man knew how to live – low overhead, wide-open spaces.) CHICAGO – Jerry Manos was the envy of a lot of men, his sister-in-law Sheila Meyer said. As a peanut vendor outside Wrigley Field for nearly 30 years, Mr.

Wrigley Field peanut vendor Jerry Manos, 70, spent off season traveling the US

 (This man knew how to live – low overhead, wide-open spaces.) CHICAGO – Jerry Manos was the envy of a lot of men, his sister-in-law Sheila Meyer said. As a peanut vendor outside Wrigley Field for nearly 30 years, Mr.

In 1986 World Series, Gary Carter’s single for NY Mets touched off an outrageously improbable rally

WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. – Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who helped lead the Mets to the world championship in 1986, died Thursday after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Kimmy Bloemers announced her father’s

In 1986 World Series, Gary Carter’s single for NY Mets touched off an outrageously improbable rally

WEST PALM BEACH. Fla. – Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher who helped lead the Mets to the world championship in 1986, died Thursday after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Kimmy Bloemers announced her father’s

Marty Springstead, 74, was the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series histor

NEW YORK — Marty Springstead, who at the age of 36 in 1973 became the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series history, has died. He was 74. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Springstead was found dead at his

Marty Springstead, 74, was the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series histor

NEW YORK — Marty Springstead, who at the age of 36 in 1973 became the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series history, has died. He was 74. Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Springstead was found dead at his

Don Mueller set up the ‘shot hear ’round the world’ in 1951 National League playoffs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louisan Don Mueller, who led the majors in hits in 1954 and roamed the outfield with Willie Mays of the New York Giants, died on Wednesday. He was 84. Mueller, a native St. Louisan who

Don Mueller set up the ‘shot hear ’round the world’ in 1951 National League playoffs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louisan Don Mueller, who led the majors in hits in 1954 and roamed the outfield with Willie Mays of the New York Giants, died on Wednesday. He was 84. Mueller, a native St. Louisan who