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Last living Cub to play in World Series dies at 98

The Chicago Cubs are known for futility. How feeble have the Cubbies been over the decades? They’ve not only gone more than a century without winning a World Series, there is no longer anyone alive who participated in a World Series as a member of the Cubs. 341 more words


Two Baseball Names: Turley and Trucks

As a young boy I was in love with baseball and mesmerized by the names of the gods that strode that world. Of course there was the Valhalla in the Bronx but it wasn’t just those heroes but others, less heralded ones like Suitcase Simpson, Vada Pinson and Harry Bright that held sway as well in my voracious for-every-single-thing-about-baseball mind. 323 more words

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Who Really Gives Two Trucks?

Virgil Trucks, the oldest living Yankee, became the newest citizen of hell at the spry age of 95.

Well, he did throw a no-hitter against the Yankees in the Bronx on Aug. 327 more words

Mourning the Passing of Virgil "Fire" Trucks

Monday morning, March 25, 2013, I arrived at my desk to find a note from a co-worker. On that simple piece or parchment read the words “Virgil Trucks – now deceased.” As a baseball fan, my heart sank. 491 more words

Trucks, Who Threw 2 No-Hitters In 1952, Dies At 95

NOAH TRISTER,AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Virgil “Fire” Trucks, who threw two no-hitters for the Detroit Tigers in an otherwise dreadful 1952 season and was the last visiting pitcher to toss a complete-game no-hitter at Yankee Stadium, has died. 630 more words


Tigers great Virgil Trucks dies at 95

Known for having thrown two no hitters and a World Series win during his 17 year career, Trucks passed away from pneumonia last Saturday. He remained a part of the of Tigers organization in different roles until his death. 78 more words

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