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  • Mike Gordon, Bill Henry and Ralph Kiner, former Athletics players, pass away

    Catcher Mike Gordon played briefly for the Cubs in 1977 and 1978. He was in their minor league system from 1972 to 1979.

    Michael W. Gordon, 60, of Brockton, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 at Brigham and Womens Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a courageous 8-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia. ...

    He received football scholarships from Notre Dame, West Virginia and BC, but instead realized a lifelong dream of playing professional baseball when he was drafted as a catcher by the Chicago Cubs organization as a third round pick in 1972. He made his major league debut on April 7, 1977.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sou...392&fhid=10157

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    Pitcher Bill Henry was a Cubs reliever in 1958 and 1959. In 1958, his ERA was 2.88 and in 1959, he led the league with 65 appearances (and had a 2.68 ERA, too).

    Bill Henry, who starred on Pasadena High’s state championship basketball team in 1946 before embarking on a 16-year career as a major-league pitcher, passed away last Friday (April 11) in Round Rock.

    Henry, 86, pitched for six big-league teams, most notably the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. While with the Reds, he pitched in the 1960 All-Game and in the 1961 World Series.
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    http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/pasad...f7b249cb0.html

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    In case you've been living under a rock, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner died. He played for the Cubs in 1953 and 1954 and hit 50 home runs in 264 games with them.

    Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner died at his home in California on Thursday. He died peacefully from natural causes with his family at his side. He was 91.

    "With the passing of Ralph Kiner, the baseball world has lost one of its greatest ambassadors and the Hall of Fame has lost a wonderful friend," said Jane Forbes Clark, chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. "Ralph spent eight decades as a player, executive and broadcaster. He was a man who truly loved our National Pastime and made it better in every way. His legacy will live forever in Cooperstown."
    Read more:

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-...ses-away-at-91
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 08-02-2014, 08:12 PM.

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