Friday, November 2, 2018

As Today is November 2, 2018

November 2 is traditionally All Souls Day. It is the day where we celebrate the lives of family and friends who have passed away. Many will go to cemeteries and pray, some may even picnic on the grounds. It is not really a day of mourning, but a day of reflection. Remembering those who we strongly miss.

Before I begin my annual tribute post, I want to thank everyone on and off this humble, little blog for all of the condolences, words of encouragement, thoughts, prayers, and even emails when my dad passed away last month. It's been hard to focus on cards or anything Hobby related because my dad has been in my thoughts a lot since he died. But I know he will always be a part of me and is going to watch me and the rest of my family from above.

So I am going to start with honoring my dad, Leslie Filoteo Anama. I love you Dad. We miss you and will continue to honor your legacy from this day forward.

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, Darrin Steffey, Katie (Olin) Wood, Erin (Ryals) Semerad, Leonard "LJ" Marek, Rob Swanson, Steve Hanson.

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 104 more people. Between 11/02/2017 and 11/01/2018, 100 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 (please note that I had missed three names last year, players who died between 10/22/2017-10/31/2017, and am including them within the list below).

Darrell Osteen
10/22/2017
Al Richter
10/29/2017
Bob Talbot
10/31/2017
Gene Verble
11/4/2017
Rick Stelmaszek
11/6/2017
Roy Halladay
11/7/2017
Don Prince
11/8/2017
Rance Pless
11/11/2017
Bobby Doerr
11/13/2017
Jim Rivera
11/13/2017
Tommy Moore
11/16/2017
Bob Borkowski
11/18/2017
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
11/23/2017
Dick Gernert
11/30/2017
Ernie Fazio
12/1/2017
Tracy Stallard
12/6/2017
Manny Jimenez
12/11/2017
Frank Lary
12/13/2017
Doug Gallagher
12/17/2017
Angelo Dagres
12/23/2017
Jerry Kindall
12/24/2017
Al Luplow
12/28/2017
Rob Picciolo
1/3/2018
Dick Young
1/7/2018
Bob Bailey
1/9/2018
Rudy Arias
1/12/2018
Bob Barton
1/15/2018
Bill Johnson
1/20/2018
Moose Stubing, MGR
1/20/2018
Marcos Carvajal
1/24/2018
Julio Navarro
1/24/2018
Oscar Gamble
1/31/2018
Roy Dietzel
2/3/2018
Don Choate
2/4/2018
Laurin Pepper
2/4/2018
Ralph Lumenti
2/7/2018
Wally Moon
2/9/2018
Rudy Regalado
2/12/2018
Tito Francona
2/13/2018
Tom Brewer
2/15/2018
Jack Hamilton
2/22/2018
Sammy Stewart
3/2/2018
Curt Raydon
3/3/2018
Steve Stroughter
3/6/2018
Ed Charles
3/15/2018
Jerry Schoonmaker
3/18/2018
Dick LeMay
3/19/2018
Larry Miller
3/21/2018
Carl Scheib
3/24/2018
Jerry Moses
3/26/2018
Rusty Staub
3/29/2018
Ed Samcoff
3/29/2018
Len Okrie
4/12/2018
Ken Hottman
4/16/2018
John Hope
4/18/2018
John Duffie
4/19/2018
George Alusik
4/20/2018
Dave Nelson
4/22/2018
Marv Rackley
4/24/2018
Frank Ernaga
4/30/2018
Roy Wright
5/5/2018
Al Stanek
5/8/2018
Tom Fletcher
5/9/2018
Frank Quilici, MGR
5/14/2018
Dave Garcia, MGR
5/21/2018
Chuck Stevens
5/28/2018
Ray Barker
5/29/2018
Fred Van Dusen
6/1/2018
Bruce Kison
6/2/2018
Steve Kline
6/4/2018
Chuck Taylor
6/5/2018
Larry Owen
6/6/2018
Red Schoendienst, MGR
6/6/2018
Ed Roebuck
6/14/2018
Bill Connors
6/17/2018
Don Mason
6/19/2018
Tony Bartirome
6/22/2018
Mike Kilkenny
6/28/2018
Harvey Gentry
7/1/2018
Sammy Esposito
7/9/2018
Tony Cloninger
7/24/2018
Vaughn Eshelman
7/24/2018
Johnny Lewis
7/28/2018
Daryl Robertson
7/31/2018
Myron White
8/4/2018
John Kennedy
8/9/2018
Ozzie Van Brabant
8/18/2018
Joe Landrum
8/19/2018
Doc Edwards, MGR
8/20/2018
Dean Stone
8/21/2018
Dick Lane
9/5/2018
Paul Stuffel
9/9/2018
Billy O'Dell
9/12/2018
Phil Clark
9/14/2018
Lee Stange
9/21/2018
Marty Pattin
10/3/2018
Jose Santiago
10/9/2018
Don Eddy
10/10/2018
Joe Stanka
10/15/2018
Dave Hill
10/16/2018
Wayne Krenchicki
10/16/2018
Benny Valenzuela
10/24/2018
Bill Fischer
10/30/2018
Willie McCovey
10/31/2018






Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Nice tribute post.