Lest we forget: Bill Monbouquette

January 29, 2015

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KdvK0hnOZfM/UH2WDnzT_MI/AAAAAAAAAN0/AVD6TpV8mKA/s1600/Monbo.jpgBruce Weber gave Monbouquette, who died at the age of 78 on Jan. 25 , the NY Times obit treatment.

Monbouquette was a sturdy pitcher during his 11-year career, winning 20 in 1963 for a Boston Red Sox team that was 76-85. He was a two-time All-Star and threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox in 1962.

He is also another in the line of players who were in the Majors when I was growing up who are passing away. Sad reminder of lost youth. But here’s a sweet piece from the Boston Herald that reminds us that most of these men have lots of life left in them when they leave the playing behind.

 

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