Archive for the ‘Necrology’ Category

Hard Luck Mulcahy

by C. Paul Rogers III At first glance, a pitcher with a 45–89 career record, a lifetime earned run average of 4.49, and twice having led his league in losses is not exactly a player one thinks of as a victim of bad luck.    

Ferris Fain: One Of A Kind

by David M. Jordan Ferris Fain was truly one of a kind. The first baseman, who died on October 18 in Georgetown, California, marched to the beat of his own drummer, seldom caring what teammates, managers, or fans thought about him.  

Crash Davis, A Legend in His Own Time, Dead at 82

by David M. Jordan Philadelphia Athletics followers and baseball fans everywhere were saddened to learn of the passing of Lawrence “Crash” Davis in  North Carolina on Friday.    

Eric Tipton Dies

Eric Gordon Tipton (April 20, 1915 – August 29, 2001)[1] was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds.      

Eddie T. Collins, Jr.

November 23, 1916 – November 2, 2000 Edward T. Collins, Jr., 83, of Kennett Square, former head of the history department at Episcopal Academy in Lower Merion, died of cardiac arrest Thursday at Southern Chester County Medical Center.  

Hank Wyse -March 1, 1918 to October 22, 2000

Hank Wyse, the last Chicago Cubs pitcher to pitch in a World Series, died October 22nd in Salina, Oklahoma. He was 83.