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Tim Thompson, aka Charley Thompson, one of the oldest living former major leaguers, has died. He was 97. Thompson played 10 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954, 173 games for the Kansas City A's in 1956 & 1957 combined and four more games with the Detroit Tigers in 1958.  Thompson died October 25th. His widow, Lois, died two days later, on October 27th.  

 

https://www.lewistownsentinel.com/obituaries/2021/10/charles-l-tim-thompson-sr-lois-e-thompson/

 

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Jerry Remy, former second baseman? and sportscaster mentioned several times in various pools, being reported dead: 

 

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Former Mets relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano died in his sleep aged 45. He'd been jet-skiing with his family earlier in the day.

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Former Astros & Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo has died aged 45, an apparent heart attack. Would have been 46 tomorrow.

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edit to add that he would have been a valid pick in Scavenger Hunt Bingo IV, but wasn't, presumably because no-one expects 45 year-old former athletes to die.

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Bill Virdon dead at 90. Scavvy hunt pick I believe.

 

Edit: here's the dumb card picture that's apparently required for this thread.

 

Introducing… Bill Virdon | Hall of Fame Debate

 

 

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Don Demeter, who played over 1,000 games combined with Brooklyn/Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston and Cleveland between 1956 and 1967, has died. He was 86. Demeter was one of the few remaining Brooklyn Dodgers alive.

 

https://news.yahoo.com/former-brooklyn-dodger-don-demeter-214711570.html

 

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On 30/11/2021 at 23:46, alt obits guy said:

Don Demeter, who played over 1,000 games combined with Brooklyn/Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston and Cleveland between 1956 and 1967, has died. He was 86. Demeter was one of the few remaining Brooklyn Dodgers alive.

 

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Copy and pasted from Baseball Reference. 10 remain:

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1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Excellent. A subgroup that I keep track of is everyone in the 1955 World Series. At this point among the Dodgers is only Koufax, Erskine, and Craig. 

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

My Scavvy Hunt pick Bobby Shantz has been forced to cancel an appearance: 

He's 96 you know.

 

The Baseball thread was one that I used to skim over now I am all invested whenever I see it has been updated.

 

Bobby is a popular pick

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19 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

AAGPBL player, Lillian Luckey (wikidead at 102. A pitcher for the South Bend Blue Sox in 1946.

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‘Not so Luckey’ talk about a softball one-liner c’mon Ulitzer it’s like you don’t even try.  Or maybe you are witless.  Bring some flare for fuxsake.  

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Just now, Sir Creep said:


‘Not so Luckey’ talk about a softball one-liner c’mon Ulitzer it’s like you don’t even try.  Or maybe you are witless.  Bring some flare for fuxsake.  


That tag line doesn’t work. Living to 102 is pretty “Luckey”. ;) 

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15 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


That tag line doesn’t work. Living to 102 is pretty “Luckey”. ;) 

Yeah, but the Reaper was up all night to get Luckey?

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Kimera Bartee, the first base coach for the Detroit Tigers who also played 243 games between 1996 and 2001, split between Detroit, the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies, has died. He was 49. A cause of death has not been announced.

 

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/32917710/detroit-tigers-first-base-coach-kimera-bartee-dies-age-49
 

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Is there a definitive list somewhere of remaining negro league players? 

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20 hours ago, War-Lord said:

Is there a definitive list somewhere of remaining negro league players? 


Sadly not. In fact, a lot of them simply faded into complete obscurity and were never heard from again (mainly the Cuban negro leaguers). Many on Wiki are missing death dates.

Same can be said of many of the AAGPBL players, though not to the same extent as "A League of Their Own" brought a renewed interest to their fame and many re-emerged. Though the AAGPBL still has an appeal for info/contact details for hundreds of its players that they never tracked down!

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To the annoyance of most dead poolers, Jim Corsi announced his terminal cancer diagnosis about 3 days too late

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2 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Sadly not. In fact, a lot of them simply faded into complete obscurity and were never heard from again (mainly the Cuban negro leaguers). Many on Wiki are missing death dates.

Same can be said of many of the AAGPBL players, though not to the same extent as "A League of Their Own" brought a renewed interest to their fame and many re-emerged. Though the AAGPBL still has an appeal for info/contact details for hundreds of its players that they never tracked down!


No idea why someone reacted to my post with confusion. Have they never heard of the negro leagues? That’s really unfortunate to have such a wonderful time in baseball pass completely with almost no players left. I know Willie Mays is still alive who played a season in the negro leagues but that’s all I know. 

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Some people don't like the term "negro".  Since it simply means "black", it's hard to see anything wrong with it.  It remains a useful term, and is preferable to the fashionable "African-American" which is increasingly thoughtlessly applied to people who are not American.

 

From the OED:

 

"Negro, n. and adj.

A member of a dark-skinned group of peoples originally native to sub-Saharan Africa; a person of black African origin or descent. In early use also applied to other dark-skinned peoples, esp. Moors.

 

The term Negro remained the standard designation throughout the 17th to 19th centuries, and was still used as a standard designation, preferred by prominent black American campaigners such as W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington, until the middle years of the 20th cent. With the rise of the Black Power movement in the 1960s, the designation black was reclaimed as an expression of racial pride and, since then, the term Negro (together with related terms such as Negress) has fallen from favour and is now typically regarded as out of date or even offensive in both British and American English. Negro is still, however, used in positive contexts as part of the names of certain organizations, particularly the United Negro College Fund, and in historical context, with reference to baseball's Negro Leagues."

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