| Dec 20, 2010
Phil Cavarretta, who was the National League's most valuable player in 1945 when he led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday in Lilburn, Ga. He was 94.
Cavarretta died of complications from a stroke, his son, Phil...
| Jul 12, 2010
Bob Sheppard, the Yankee Stadium public-address announcer known as the "Voice of God" for his resonant introductions of baseball players from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter, has died. He was 99.
Sheppard died Sunday at his home in Baldwin, N.Y., the Yankees...
| Jan 25, 2011
George Crowe, a former Negro Leagues baseball player who spent nine seasons in the major leagues and was Jackie Robinson's basketball teammate for one season in Los Angeles, has died. He was 89.
Crowe died Jan. 18 in Rancho Cordova, Calif., said his...
| Mar 18, 2011
Actor played butler in 'Batman' movies
Michael Gough, 94, a British actor best known for playing Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred in a series of "Batman" movies, died Thursday at home in England, his former wife Anneke Wills said through her...
| Jan 9, 2011
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All-Star pitcher with Angels, Yankees had blazing fastball
Ryne Duren, 81, an All-Star pitcher who joined the Los Angeles Angels during their first season and whose blazing fastball, occasional wildness and thick glasses provided the...
| Mar 3, 2011
Wally Kaname Yonamine, the first American to play professional baseball in Japan after World War II and a former running back for the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 85 and had prostate cancer.
Yonamine died Monday at a Honolulu retirement home,...
| Dec 4, 2010
Ron Santo, who was beloved in Chicago as a Cubs third baseman and broadcaster but was never was able to gain entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, died Thursday night at an Arizona hospital of complications from bladder cancer. He was 70.
| May 22, 2010
Former New York Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp called Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek "the fanciest-fielding first baseman I've ever seen, man or woman."
Spurred by the personal philosophy that "anything less than my best is failure," she was known to jump...
| May 18, 2011
Harmon Killebrew, a Hall of Fame slugger who became one of baseball's premier home-run hitters with the Minnesota Twins, has died. He was 74.
Killebrew died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Twins announced. He said in December that...
| Aug 18, 2010
Bobby Thomson, who hit the legendary home run dubbed "the shot heard round the world" for the New York Giants and inspired perhaps the most famous broadcasting moment in baseball history, has died. He was 86.
Thomson, who had been in poor health for...
| Oct 19, 2011
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BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: A team's radio announcer came in to pitch the final game of the team's season. Criticism of professional athletes by announcers put an interesting spin on a traditional retort that people being criticized often use, which is......