Cardinals’ New Schoendienst Patch Echoes Old Musial Patch

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The Cardinals announced yesterday that they’ve added a memorial patch for longtime player, coach, and manager Red Schoendienst, who died last week at the age of 95. The patch will be worn for the balance of the 2018 season. And as you can see above, the Cards . . . → Read More: Cardinals’ New Schoendienst Patch Echoes Old Musial Patch

Mother’s Day Comes Early in Oakland

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A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty’s mother, Gretchen Piscotty, died of ALS on Sunday night. It was the second time in less than two weeks that an Oakland player’s mom had passed away. The first death came on April 23, when reliever Yusmeiro Petit lost his mother, Rubia.

The . . . → Read More: Mother’s Day Comes Early in Oakland

Remembering Jackie Robinson Day

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Today marks the 71st anniversary of the day baseball changed forever, when a 28 year old rookie named Jack Roosevelt Robinson took the field in Brooklyn at Ebbets Field, making him the first player to break the “color barrier” in modern baseball. As you’re probably (and hopefully) . . . → Read More: Remembering Jackie Robinson Day

Signature Style: A Close Look at the Rusty Staub Memorial Patch

As Phil reported in yesterday’s Ticker, the Mets have added a memorial patch for Rusty Staub (shown at right; click to enlarge). Interestingly, instead of going with the more typical approach of using Staub’s uni number or initials, they used his signature. It’s nice that they rendered it in orange, which is both a . . . → Read More: Signature Style: A Close Look at the Rusty Staub Memorial Patch