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Nino Escalera, the first black player to play for Cincinatti Redlegs (as they were known at the time) has died aged 91.

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He played one season in the majors, 1954, often as a pinch-hitter, hitting .159 for the season.

 

After his playing career ended, he scouted for the Mets and Giants.

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Dick Tidrow, twice World Series Winner with the Yankees, has died aged 74. He's also credited with being part of the organisation that helped build a dynasty that won three World Series for the Giants.

 

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I'm aware this has been reported elsewhere, but his claim to fame is his game, not his name.

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J. R. Richard, Houston Astros pitcher dead at 71. One for the List of the Missed on DDP as I played him on my Louisiana theme team Die You on the Bayou a number of years ago. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31965916/houston-astros-icon-jr-richard-career-was-cut-short-stroke-1980-dies-age-71%3fplatform=amp

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3 minutes ago, Captain Hemlock said:

J. R. Richard, Houston Astros pitcher dead at 71. One for the List of the Missed on DDP as I played him on my Louisiana theme team Die You on the Bayou a number of years ago. 
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31965916/houston-astros-icon-jr-richard-career-was-cut-short-stroke-1980-dies-age-71%3fplatform=amp

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Former A’s player and current broadcaster Ray Fosse is taking a leave of absence due to cancer treatment. Apparently he has been battling cancer privately for 16 years.

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On 14/08/2021 at 17:06, Ulitzer95 said:

Johnny Groth (wiki), Detroit Tigers outfielder, dead at 95.

 

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Groth's death leaves 10 baseball players who played in the 1940's that are alive (According to BR Bullpen).

 

Eddie Robinson is 100 but is in decent shape. George Elder is also 100. The other 8 alive are Chris Haughey, Eddie Basinki, Tommy Brown, Carl Erskine, Larry Miggins, Cloyd Boyer and Bobby Shantz. All these guys with the exception of Robinson (who created a podcast) live private lives and have not had media mentions in basically forever.

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Bill Freehan finally dead.

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28 minutes ago, drol said:

Bill Freehan finally dead.

Ah, another case of hanging on for so long, he was forgotten by all.... except for a few!

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Former Philadelphia Phillies majority owner/president Ruly Carpenter dead at 81:

https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/phillise-ruly-carpenter-dead-owner-20210913.html

 

President 1972-1981, owned the Phillies when they won the 1980 world series. In 1981 Ruly and the Carpenter family sold the Phillies to a group headed by Bill Giles (still alive, 87 years old. Wife died last year)

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On 14/09/2021 at 11:02, arghton said:

Former Philadelphia Phillies majority owner/president Ruly Carpenter dead at 81:

https://www.inquirer.com/phillies/phillise-ruly-carpenter-dead-owner-20210913.html


The son of a Carpenter is on his way to meet The Son of a carpenter. 

 

I got a million of them… 

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On 16/08/2021 at 12:04, TheSpinosaurus said:

Groth's death leaves 10 baseball players who played in the 1940's that are alive (According to BR Bullpen).

 

Eddie Robinson is 100 but is in decent shape. George Elder is also 100. The other 8 alive are Chris Haughey, Eddie Basinki, Tommy Brown, Carl Erskine, Larry Miggins, Cloyd Boyer and Bobby Shantz. All these guys with the exception of Robinson (who created a podcast) live private lives and have not had media mentions in basically forever.

Cloyd Boyer Death Notice: https://obituaries.joplinglobe.com/obituary/cloyd-boyer-1083306607

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14 hours ago, YoungWillz said:


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Two more...

Third baseman Bill Sudakis (wiki), died on 15 September, aged 75. Source is his Baseball Almanac page.

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and Joan Berger (wiki), AAGPBL of the Rockford Peaches, died on 11 September, aged 87. Death notice.

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Twitter reporting the death of Bill Sudakis, a journeyman infielder who played 530 games between 1968 and 1975 with six teams combined, has died. He was 75. (Will add a better source if one becomes available.)

 

 

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17 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Twitter reporting the death of Bill Sudakis, a journeyman infielder who played 530 games between 1968 and 1975 with six teams combined, has died. He was 75. (Will add a better source if one becomes available.)

 

 

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Look one post above yours sweetheart.

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4 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Look one post above yours sweetheart.

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Tom Carroll, who played 64 games over three years, but holds the New York Yankees record for the youngest person to appear in a World Series, has died. He was 85. Carroll was 19 when he was used as a pinch runner in the 1955 baseball classic.

 

https://www.mlb.com/news/tom-carroll-youngest-yankee-to-appear-in-world-series-dies-at-85

 

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On 06/08/2021 at 01:22, HDS said:

Former A’s player and current broadcaster Ray Fosse is taking a leave of absence due to cancer treatment. Apparently he has been battling cancer privately for 16 years.

Ray Fosse? He dead: https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/athletics/ray-fosse-former-athletics-broadcaster-and-player-dies-74

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4 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Ray Fosse infamously had his career altered after Pete Rose barrelled into him at home plate at the 1970 All-Star Game while trying to score. Fosse was never the same catcher again. 

 

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