This is the grave of Frankie Frisch. Born in The Bronx in 1897, Frisch was a phenomenal athlete who played four sports at Fordham University: baseball, basketball, football, and track. Given the profe
Timothy Bracy, reporting from the Sports Desk of The Paranoid Style: Let me tell you how I typically watch the Nationals. I do not watch on TV, because I like my misery more mainlined and exquisite. I
This is the grave of Willie Wells. Born in 1906 in Austin, Texas, Wells grew up in the city and became an outstanding baseball player. Of course, the major leagues were closed off to black players dur
This is the grave of Abner Doubleday. Born in 1819 in Ballston Spa, New York, Doubleday grew up in Auburn, the son of a 4-term Congressman. He was sent to Cooperstown to live with an uncle and receive
This is the grave of Billy Martin. Born into a dysfunctional family in Oakland in 1928, Alfred Martin’s parents split when he was a baby. His stepfather was the most positive mentor in his life.
This is the grave of Tim Keefe. Born in 1857 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Keefe was the son of an Irish immigrant who fought for the Union in the Civil War. His father was a POW; all four of his broth
This is the unmarked grave of Bill Dahlen. Born in 1870 in Delliston, New York, Dahlen became one of the leading hitters of the deadball era. He broke into the major leagues in 1891 with the Cubs and
This is the grave of Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Born in 1866 in Millvale, Ohio to a doctor, Landis was named after the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, where his father had been wounded a couple of years be