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Passings - 2019-20 Offseason

 
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PostPosted: Fri 11/15/19 7:00 pm    Post subject: Passings - 2019-20 Offseason Reply with quote

The first noted passing of this offseason took place today in Oceanside when former major league outfielder Irv Noren died, just shy of his 95th birthday.

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Sat 11/16/19 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've met him! He's been at some things like card shows in North County over the years. He was a nice man.
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PostPosted: Sat 11/23/19 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vic Lapiner has passed away at age 85. The All-American pitcher at USC died at home in Tarzana.

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PostPosted: Mon 12/9/19 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dorothy Seymour Mills passed away last week--I'll post more about it later.
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PostPosted: Wed 1/1/20 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We barely made it into 2020 when the first baseball death of the year has been reported, that of the venerable Don Larsen, whose claim to fame remains that he is still the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in the World Series, while pitching for the Yankees. That World Series was in 1956, and my Dodgers (who else?) were the losing team. Sad

Larsen passed away on New Year's Day at age 90. In fact, I had just read last night that he was being placed in hospice care, which evidently was very brief.

But his local claim to fame runs deep, as we all know--he's one of two pitchers from Pt. Loma High to throw a perfect game in Yankee Stadium! Odds of that happening are calculated in the billions.

Not many details have been given, so I'll post more later.

Rest in peace to a Pointer and pinstripe perfectionist.
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PostPosted: Thu 1/2/20 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace. I learned a bit of trivia about him since this happened. He was the last surviving former St. Louis Brown.
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PostPosted: Wed 1/8/20 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been gone a few days but I have to pay my respects to Mr. Larsen.
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PostPosted: Wed 1/15/20 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former umpire Ed Sprague has passed away.

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Mon 1/20/20 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former Royals article David Glass has passed away on January 9. He was 84 and had pneumonia. Here's the article from mlb.com

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PostPosted: Sun 1/26/20 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was such an emotionally draining day. Not only did the sports world and the Lakers lose a legend of all time in a helicopter crash along with his teenaged daughter but also a legendary baseball coach. John Altobelli, who was the long time baseball coach at OCC died along with his wife and daughter. Article from OC Register
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PostPosted: Tue 1/28/20 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been crying for a couple of days! Where are you DB? We need you to update us on the weekend events and what else is going on.
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PostPosted: Wed 1/29/20 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm here! So sad...Kobe, his daughter, John and his daughter and wife...it goes on. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu 2/13/20 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bookmarking for updates.
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PostPosted: Tue 2/18/20 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez has passed away at age 57 after suffering a stroke. A Dominican Republic native, Fernandez died on February 16 in Florida.

Although he is best known for his playing days in Toronto, where he won a world championship in 1993, during his 17-year career Fernandez also played for the Padres, Indians, Yankees, Reds, Brewers and Mets.

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Wed 2/19/20 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace. Sad
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