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
Earlier this week, it came out that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader, several years ago, had tweeted out a bunch of racist and homophobic stuff. Whether you want to believe him or not, he said he
Today marks the beginning of baseball All-Star break, otherwise known as the worst week for sports all year. Somehow the Mariners would be a playoff team if the season ended today, despite having a ne
It looks like the game is finally up for Ichiro, my favorite player of all time. There was no good reason for Seattle to sign him this year. He obviously had nothing left in the tank. After an OK 2016
This is the grave of Ray Boone. Born in 1923 in San Diego, Boone was a star baseball player in high school. The Cleveland Indians signed him after high school and he played a bit in their minor league