Wednesday, November 2, 2011

As Today is November 2, 2011

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.

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: Shannon McNamara, Linda Beyer, Gail Leff, Lois Winesburgh, Nancy Huber, Joseph Nasca.

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 106 more people. Between 11/02/2010 and 11/01/2011, 106 people who can lay claim to playing major league baseball, 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.

On this night, I take time out of my humble little baseball card blog to remember:

Clyde King11/2/2010
Sparky Anderson11/4/2010
Jay Van Noy11/6/2010
George Estock11/7/2010
George Binks11/13/2010
Hal Bamberger11/14/2010
Ed Kirkpatrick11/15/2010
Elder White11/16/2010
Danny McDevitt11/20/2010
Steve Kuczek11/21/2010
Tom Underwood11/22/2010
Bill Werle11/27/2010
Cal Emery11/28/2010
Gil McDougald11/28/2010
R.C. Stevens11/30/2010
Ron Santo12/3/2010
Ken Lehman12/4/2010
Art Mahan12/7/2010
Cardell Camper12/7/2010
Bob Feller12/15/2010
Walt Dropo12/17/2010
Phil Cavarretta12/18/2010
Karl Olson12/25/2010
Steve Boros12/29/2010
Francisco de la Rosa1/6/2011
Ryne Duren1/6/2011
Jose Vidal1/7/2011
Red Borom1/7/2011
Dave Sisler1/9/2011
Roy Hartsfield1/15/2011
Perry Currin1/17/2011
Al Grunwald1/18/2011
George Crowe1/18/2011
Gus Zernial1/20/2011
Jose Ortiz1/20/2011
Ron Piche2/3/2011
Woodie Fryman2/4/2011
Cliff Dapper2/8/2011
Tony Malinosky2/8/2011
Chuck Tanner2/11/2011
Gino Cimoli2/12/2011
Joe Frazier2/15/2011
Buddy Lewis2/18/2011
Len Gilmore2/18/2011
Spook Jacobs2/18/2011
Greg Goossen2/26/2011
Duke Snider2/27/2011
Scott Cary2/28/2011
Bob McNamara3/9/2011
Mitchell Page3/12/2011
Fred Sanford3/15/2011
Marty Marion3/15/2011
Tommy Dunbar3/16/2011
Charlie Metro3/18/2011
Bob Rush3/19/2011
Tom McAvoy3/19/2011
Normie Roy3/22/2011
Tom Silverio4/2/2011
Eddie Joost4/12/2011
Bobo Osborne4/15/2011
Reno Bertoia4/15/2011
Jim Heise4/21/2011
Bobby Thompson4/25/2011
Mike Krsnich4/30/2011
Duane Pillette5/6/2011
Carlos Pascual5/12/2011
Mel Queen5/13/2011
Harmon Killebrew5/17/2011
Jim Pyburn5/21/2011
Paul Splittorff5/25/2011
Bill Harris5/28/2011
Jose Pagan6/7/2011
Jim Northrup6/8/2011
Ted Gray6/15/2011
Richie Myers6/24/2011
Elmer Sexauer6/27/2011
Billy Baldwin6/29/2011
Don Buddin6/30/2011
Wes Covington7/4/2011
Dick Williams7/7/2011
Howard Hilton7/12/2011
Tex Nelson7/22/2011
Mike Palm7/24/2011
Hideki Irabu7/27/2011
Alex Pitko8/1/2011
Joe Caffie8/1/2011
Al Federoff8/2/2011
Bob Will8/11/2011
Joe Trimble8/11/2011
Ernie Johnson8/12/2011
Mike Flanagan8/24/2011
Frank Fanovich8/27/2011
Jesse Jefferson9/8/2011
Bill Taylor9/15/2011
Danny Litwhiler9/23/2011
Eddie Bockman9/29/2011
John Romonosky10/2/2011
Ralph Hodgin10/4/2011
Johnny Schmitz10/5/2011
Cy Buker10/11/2011
Don Williams10/16/2011
Merritt Ranew10/18/2011
Roy Smalley10/22/2011
Bert Cueto10/25/2011
Dave Cole10/26/2011
Ricky Adams10/28/2011


JayBee Anama

1 comment:

Bo said...

Weird that both famous Joe Fraziers in sports would die the same year.