Category Archives: Baseball Players

Brad Lesley Dies at 54

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source:Yahoo News

Posted: Monday April 29, 2013 12:23 p.m PST

 

 

 

 Major League Baseball relief pitcher into an acting career, died last weekend from kidney failure. He was 54.

Lesley’s ex-wife Chiho Svimonoff told TMZ that he had been living in a nursing home for the past seven months, where he was receiving dialysis. He was rushed to a hospital Saturday night in Marina del Rey.

Lesley pitched for the Cincinnati Reds from 1982-84 and for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1985 before signing with the Hankyu Braves and staying two seasons in the Japanese professional league. Six-foot-6 and 220 pounds, he gained his nickname for his theatrics that included thrusting his fist in the air following a strikeout and stomping around the mound.

Enzo Hernandez Former Padres Shortstop Found Dead, Age 63

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday January 14, 2013 @3:59 p.m PST

 

 

Enzo Hernandez, the first everyday shortstop in San Diego Padres history, was found dead Sunday, media in Venezuela have reported. Hernandez, who would have turned 64 in February, apparently committed suicide. According to Yahoo Sports.

According to an obituary (published in Spanish), Hernandez’s career ended prematurely because he suffered from herniated discs in his back. Hernandez also reportedly suffered from symptoms of depression. From the Associated Press:

Starlin Castro (Chicago Cubs) Accused Of Sexual Assault

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Blog Source: ESPN – ESPN Chicago – Bruce Levine

Posted: Friday January 13, 2012 @1:10 pm PST

Topic: Starlin Castro

According to ESPN, a 21-year old woman accused Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro of sexual assault, no charges has been filed against Castro. Castro has returned to Chicago according to WBBM, Newsradio in Chicago.

“I personally, and through my attorneys, have fully cooperated with the police in this matter,” Castro said in a statement on Friday. “Unfortunately I cannot address the matter further at this time while the investigation is taking place. I understand that being a member of the Cubs means being a hard worker on the field and a good citizen off the field, and I always want to carry myself in a way that exceeds high expectations.”