Comments on: For those celebrating a holiday today… http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: BunnyWrangler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617/comment-page-1#comment-4252 Tue, 25 Mar 2008 14:36:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/617#comment-4252 I remember reading about him some time ago, but I don't remember in what book. Here's a site that briefly details his career and death:
http://www.nlbpa.com/easter__luke.html

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617/comment-page-1#comment-4249 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 22:01:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/617#comment-4249 Neat, Jimmy--where did you get that info?

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By: BunnyWrangler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617/comment-page-1#comment-4248 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 21:51:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/617#comment-4248 He started late because he he was black and baseball owners were still very prejudiced. He was murdered in a robbery in (I think) the '70s.

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By: mrbaseballcard http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617/comment-page-1#comment-4244 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:43:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/617#comment-4244 Anybody know what happened to Luke Easter and why his career was so short?

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By: David in Toledo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617/comment-page-1#comment-4243 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:52:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/617#comment-4243 A literally fabulous character. In 1963, at age 47-48, he played in 77 Triple-A games, batting .271. Take that, Julio Franco.

4.5 of the 12 players listed above were Cleveland Indians. (Another 4 are Braves.) Maybe the Indians' one pennant in the 1950's is due in part to bad luck or poor judgment in being unable to get more benefit from these abbreviated good seasons.

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By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/617/comment-page-1#comment-4229 Sun, 23 Mar 2008 21:39:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/617#comment-4229 Let's not forget Rabbit Maranville, Ed "Eggie" Lennox, Bunny Hearn and Jim Baskette

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