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On May 20, 2022

Roger Angell has died. He has a very strong claim to be the greatest baseball writer in history. I loved his late life writing in The New Yorker so much. You can’t be too sad when someone lives

This is the grave of Harry Kalas. Born in 1936 in Napierville, Illinois, Kalas had something an interesting background. He was Greek-American, but his father was a Methodist minister. Can’t as say I’ve known a lot of Greek Methodists. Anyway, he graduated from high school in 1954 and then went to the University of Iowa. […]
This is the grave of Satchel Paige. Born in 1906 in Mobile, Alabama, Leroy Paige grew up in the Black working class of the early twentieth South. His parents did basically all they could–his father was a gardener for white families and his mother was a domestic worker for white families. There are various stories […]
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