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.
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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.
by David M. Jordan On Monday evening, September 17, 2001, Emory Nicholas “Bubba” Church died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Birmingham, Alabama.
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 Gordon Tipton (April 20, 1915 – August 29, 2001) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds.
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.