Personally, I would like to honor my grandparents, Felix Anama, Leonor Filoteo Anama, Gloria Y. Nichols, Ruben S. Menguito, Sgt. Clinton H. Nichols. As well as countless great aunts and uncles too numerous to list.
Today I want to remember the seven souls who died on January 8, 1993, at the Brown's Chicken in Palatine, Illinois: Michael C. Castro, Rico Solis, Thomas Mennes, Marcus Nellsen, Guadalupe Maldonado, Richard Ehlenfeldt, and Lynn Ehlenfeldt.
I would like to remember the people I've met over the years who left us too soon: Lynn Swoboda, Shannon McNamara, Linda Beyer, Gail Leff, Lois Winesburgh, Mary Jo Scanlan, Nancy Huber, Joseph Nasca, Antoinette Nasca, Dan Doles, Chris Stufflestreet, Thomas Scanlon.
As I recently attended my High School Reunion, it was humbling to know that a number of my classmates had passed away. Some tragically, some due to health reasons. So thoughts go out to PHS '94 Alum Darrin Steffey.
On behalf of my wife, I would like to honor her grandparents, uncles, and especially, her mother (since I have not asked for my wife's permission to do so, I am not adding their names here).
Finally, I would like to take a moment to remember the families, the loved ones who were left behind.
Now that the personal side of the blog has been taken care of, I would also like to take time to remember 86 more people. Between 11/02/2013 and 11/01/2014, 86 people who can lay claim to playing major league baseball, 4 of whom had the honor of being a manager of a major league franchise (even for one game), passed away. Many lived long productive lives, even after their careers ended. Others, tragically, either passed away before their potential could be fully reached or before they could enjoy the fruits of their retirement.
Today, I take time out of my humble little baseball card blog to remember:
Jerry Coleman, MGR
Vern Benson, MGR
Jim Fregosi, MGR
Don Zimmer, MGR