The four-time all star and veteran of 17 Major League seasons passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Here’s the New York Times‘ obit, written by Richard Goldstein, whose resume includes publishing Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn Baseball.
Pafko had the distinction of appearing in the Chicago Cubs’ last appearance in a World Series — 1945. But he’s also a poster boy for Brooklyn Dodger despair, as captured on the cover on Don DeLillo’s novella. You can read a few excerpts here.