Read more:Don Fred Williams of Floyd, passed away October 16, 2011 at his home with his loving wife at his side. Don was a native Floyd Countian and pitched for the local Blue Sox Baseball Team. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and George Washington University. Upon graduating from Tennessee he joined the army and later signed to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City athletics, and the San Diego Padres.
Read more:Dick Williams, the hard-nosed Hall of Fame manager who achieved the rare feat of taking three different teams to the World Series, died on Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 82.
His death was reported by Major League Baseball on its Web site. The cause was believed to be a brain aneurysm.
http://www.piercecountyherald.com/ev...icle/id/37352/Wes Covington, who helped the Milwaukee Braves win the World Series in 1957, died on Monday from cancer in Edmonton, Alberta. The 79-year-old Covington played left field for the Braves from 1956-through’-61. He had a .284 batting average during that stretch, with 64 homers and 235 RBI’s. Covington went on to play with Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia before calling it a career with the Dodgers in 1966. After that, Covington moved to western Canada and ran a sporting goods business. He later served for 20 years as the advertising manager for the Edmonton Sun newspaper.