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Former Athletics players Al Grunwald and Reno Bertoia pass away

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  • Former Athletics players Al Grunwald and Reno Bertoia pass away

    Normally I post an obituary or a news article about a person's passing, but this is all that is available for Grunwald:

    1955 Grunwald, Alfred Henry
    D: Jan 18 2011 Chatsworth, California
    Cemetery: Cremated, inurned at Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, California
    Source: Funeral home (H9,R4)
    He died on January 18 of this year, however his death was not reported until recently. He pitched for the Kansas City Athletics in 1959, appearing in six games and going 0-1 with a 7.94 ERA in 11 1/3 innings. He played in their farm system from 1957 to 1961, where he was used as both a pitcher and a first baseman.

    As for Bertoia:

    WINDSOR, Ont. -- Reno Bertoia, a Windsor baseball legend and former member of the Detroit Tigers, died Friday morning at Windsor Regional hospital..

    A member of three different halls of fame, Bertoia was diagnosed with lymphoma in February.

    Born in Italy, Bertoia came to Windsor with his family as an infant.

    In 1953 the promising young infielder signed with the Detroit Tigers.

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    I remember Reno Bertoia it seems as if every year when I was a kid back in the day I would always end up with 5 or 6 of his baseball cards lol RIP


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