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  1. #1031
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    Three MLB obituaries, all on September 9:

    Joe Keough a reserve OF in the AL for 6 seasons, died at age 73.

    Keough had his first taste of The Show in 1968 with Oakland. He went to the Royals in the expansion draft, and played for KC from 1969-72. His MLB career ended with appearing in 5 games with the White Sox in 1973.

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    Jim Greengrass, an OF in the NL for 5 seasons, two of which were solid hitting seasons, died at age 91.

    First appearing in the Bigs as a September 1952 roster expansion addition for the Reds, he had fine offensive seasons the next 2 years (the first 2 years where the Reds were temporarily rechristened the Redlegs. 1953 saw him smack 20 HR, drive in 100 runs, and hit .285. He followed up in '54 with a .280 BA, 27 HR and 95 RBI.

    Early in the 1955 season, he was swapped to the Phillies, where he retired after finishing the 1956 season.

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    Jim Archer, a LHP who both started and relieved for the Kansas City Athletics in 1961-62, was age 87 when he passed away.

    He had a decent 1961 season, mostly but not exclusively as a starter. On a terrible KC A's squad (was there any other kind?), he finished with a 9-15 record with 5 saves, but nonetheless had a fine ERA of 3.20. The following year didn't come close to matching the success of his rookie season, and he was out of the Majors for good after the '62 season ended.

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    Alex Grammas, an IF with 3 NL ballclubs from 1954-63, and later a Tigers coach, died on 9/13 at age 83.

    Grammas had two tours of duty with the Cardinals sandwiched around a stint with the Reds, before ending his career with two season playing for the Cubs.

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    Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1955, died the morning of 9/20 at age 85.

    Cassady won the Heisman in his senior season at THE Ohio State, where he was a RB from 1952-55.

    Cassady spent 6 seasons (1956-61) with the NFL Detroit Lions, split the 1962 season between the Browns and the Eagles, and returned to the Lions for 2 games in his final season (1963).

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    Tom Waddell, a RHP who took the mound for Cleveland in 1984-85 and also 1987, mostly in relief. died on 9/14, just 3 days shy of his 61st birthday.

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    Bob Tufts, a LHP in the early 1980s, died on 10/4 at age 63.

    He had a few cups of coffee in the Show: 1981 (Giants) and 1982-83 (Royals).

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    Unhappy Andy Etchebarren dead at age 76

    Etchebarren, a longtime catcher in the AL and a coach after his playing days, passed away on 10/5.

    Most of his career was spent with the Orioles, with whom he was a part of 2 World Series winning teams (1966 and 1970). He played for the Angels in 1975-77 before he finsihed his playing days in 1978 with the Brewers.

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