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Offseason Passings - 2022-23

 
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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Sat 12/31/22 9:42 pm    Post subject: Offseason Passings - 2022-23 Reply with quote

Getting this one started.
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PostPosted: Thu 1/5/23 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nate Colbert has passed away! He played first base and outfield and was an original San Diego Padre from 1969-1974. He was a 3 time All Star and is still the Padres all time home run leader.

Colbert was 76 years old. Rest in peace.

Article from padres.com
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PostPosted: Tue 1/10/23 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite early Padre. My dad's favorite. Their first real power guy. May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Wed 1/18/23 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rest in peace to original New York Met Frank Thomas (who also appears in the "Name Game" thread) Smile who passed away at age 93 on January 16 in his native Pittsburgh. The infielder also spent the first eight years of his 16-year career with the Pirates.

From the above-linked article:

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Thomas, whom the Mets acquired in a trade before their inaugural season, quickly became the top offensive threat on a 120-loss team. He hit 34 home runs in 1962, setting a team record that stood until Dave Kingman clubbed 36 in 1975. Over three years in Flushing, Thomas hit 52 homers, making him the franchise’s overall home run king for the better part of four seasons.


Thomas also had brief stints with the Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Astros and Reds.
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PostPosted: Mon 1/23/23 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sal Bando has passed away at age 78.

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Tue 1/24/23 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My gosh I sure remember him so well from those world championship teams. Such a good player for a stacked team! He might have been overlooked for some of the bigger stars on that team but I really admired him. Remember we did not get to see AL players much back in those days, fewer TV games and no interleague play so I would only see them when they played the Angels.
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