Category Archives: goodbye
(December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)
Founding member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman passed away today from liver cancer.
(October 23, 1931 – May 26, 2017)
Nine-time All-Star and former United States Senator, Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning passed away yesterday. He was the second pitcher to collect 100 victories and 1000 strikeouts in both the American and National Leagues, threw a perfect game, and one of just seven pitchers to throw a no-hitter for two different teams. In fifteen years on the Hall of Fame ballot, Bunning never received the necessary 75% support from the BBWAA. He fell four votes short in 1988, his twelfth year on the ballot. He was finally inducted in 1996 via the Veterans Committee.
A few years ago, Gary Cieradowski did a great piece on Bunning at The Infinite Baseball Card Set.
(July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017)
One of the most talented hard rock singers of the past few decades, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell has passed. Police are investigating his death as an apparent suicide.
(October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017)
Erin Moran, who played Richie Cunningham’s little sister Joanie on Happy Days, was found dead today in Indiana. She was 56 years old. Happy Days was one of my favorite television shows growing up. Her TV brother and the Fonz have both posted brief thoughts on Twitter:
Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens. https://t.co/8HmdL0JKlf
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) April 23, 2017
OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 23, 2017
No word yet how Chachi is handling the news.
(January 22, 1940 – January 27, 2017)
Veteran actor John Hurt succumbed cancer at age 77. His career dates back to the 1960s; his notable recent roles included the War Doctor in the Doctor Who television series and Ollivander in the Harry Potter films.
(d. January 3, 2017)
Bob Lemke was an icon in the baseball card industry, serving as a writer, editor, and publisher for Baseball Cards Magazine for many years. He has been blogging since 2009, and his custom cards have been an inspiration to other bloggers. Not content with shoddy work, he would tinker with a custom card—both front and back—until he was satisfied with it before publishing. He will be sorely missed by the baseball card collecting community.
Greg of Night Owl Cards wrote a very nice post about Mr. Lemke and his work in the industry.
If you are not familiar with Mr. Lemke’s blog, visit boblemke.blogspot.com and be prepared to learn a lot.
One of baseball’s brightest young pitchers, Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins, perished Sunday morning in a boating accident. He was born in 1992. This is a sober reminder that death does not discriminate; death does not care how young or old or rich or poor you are. Make sure you are where you need to be.
Find a local church of Christ in your area. Call them. Ask them to study with you, so that you can learn what you need to do to have a right relationship with God. If you cannot find a local church of Christ, e-mail me and I will try to put you in contact with someone in your area. If I can’t find someone, I’ll study with you on-line via e-mail or Facebook or Twitter.
Think about your soul right now, today. Don’t wait until it is eternally too late.
(February 11, 1941 – May 13, 2016)
Cincinnati Reds pitcher and 1965 All-Star, Sammy Ellis passed away on Friday in Florida. Ellis pitched for the Reds (1962-1967), California Angels (1968), and Chicago White Sox (1969), and served as pitching coach for the Yankees (1982–84; 1986), White Sox (1989–91), Cubs (1992), Mariners (1993–94), Red Sox (1996), and Orioles (2000). He was inducted into the Mississippi State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.