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PostPosted: Fri 4/19/19 6:32 pm    Post subject: Passings - 2019 Season Reply with quote

Hey, Cath, I just learned that Greg Booker died a couple of weeks back. Seems kind of low-key, given the only news I found about it was on the Union-Tribune site. Couldn't even locate an official report from MLB.com.

According to this article, Booker passed away on March 30 in North Carolina at age 58, following a battle with melanoma. Other than brief stints with Minnesota and San Francisco in 1989-90, Booker pitched primarily for the Padres (six-plus seasons of his eight-year career), including their 1984 NL championship team. Booker was also the son-in-law of Padres manager/GM Jack McKeon.

He also coached for the Padres from 1997-2003, including their 1998 championship team.

Unbeknownst to me, Booker had served as a scout in the Dodgers' organization prior to his death.

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Fri 4/19/19 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace as well to former major league pitcher Scott Sanderson, who passed away at age 62 on April 11. The cause of death was unknown. Sanderson enjoyed a 19-year career spent mostly with the Expos and Cubs, and played briefly with the Athletics, Jints, White Sox, Angels and Yankees.

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Sun 4/21/19 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed I must have forgotten I did not post about Booker. Thank you for mentioning it. He was a part of both our World series teams. Nice guy, too.
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PostPosted: Mon 5/13/19 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly heartbreaking and tragic story I heard about last week--UNM RHP Jackson Weller was shot to death on May 4 in Albuquerque. Injured and not playing this season, he is now dead at 23...may he rest in peace.

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PostPosted: Tue 5/14/19 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is horrific. I read the articles about him and he seemed like an upstanding kid, too. My prayers are with his family.
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