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  • Jim Hickman, Bob Harrison and Joe Durham, former Cardinals figures, pass away

    Jim Hickman played for the Cardinals in his final season, 1974. He hit .267 with two home runs in 60 at-bats off the bench. He originally came to the Cardinals in a trade from the Cubs for the interestingly named Scipio Spinks. He died June 25 at 79.

    Former Major League All-Star Jim HIckman, who was born and raised in Henning, Tenn., died Saturday. He was 79 and in hospice care.

    Hickman's son Joey is the longtime golf pro at Old Hickory Country Club.
    Read more:

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/spor...ball/86379450/

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    Bob Harrison was a scout for the Cardinals. He died at 95 years old.

    Bob Harrison, a veteran scout who was instrumental in the Mariners' selection of Ken Griffey Jr. as the first player taken in the 1987 Draft and then promotion to the big leagues at the age of 19 after only 129 games in the Minor Leagues, passed away Monday morning. The cause of death is not yet known.

    Services will take place July 2 at Luyben Dilday Mortuary in Long Beach, Calif., Harrison's hometown.

    Harrison, who was 95, began scouting with the Cardinals in the 1960s and was still working on a limited basis with the Mariners, with whom he had been since the franchise's inception in '77.
    Read more:

    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/185226...son-dies-at-95

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    Joe Durham played for the Cardinals in 1959, going hitless in five at-bats -- though he did manage to score two runs. He died April 28 at 84.

    It was an everyday clout, as home runs go — a solo shot to left field in a meaningless late-season game between two teams tied for last place in the American League. Except that the man who hit it, Joe Durham, was African-American and the first of his race to homer for the Orioles in 1954.

    Joseph Vann Durham died Thursday of natural causes at Northwest Hospital Hospice Center. A Randallstown resident, Durham was 84. The Orioles paid tribute to the former outfielder Thursday night with a moment of silence prior to their game against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards.a
    Read more:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/o...428-story.html

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