Auld Lang Syne - 2010

We pause before the new year and the new season to remember eighteen old friends who will not be with us as year 2010 checks out. Some are famous names, some not so famous, but all of them important. The loss of each diminishes all of us.

AULD LANG SYNE



Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?


Bobby Bragan
C-INF BOBBY BRAGAN
January 21 - age 92 (played 1943-44 & 1947-48) and
(coached for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1959-60)

OF WILLIE DAVIS
March 10 - Age 69 (1961-1973)

RHP JOHN PURDIN
March 28 - age 68 (1964-65, 1968-69)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?

Broadcaster ERNIE HARWELL
May 5 - Age 92 (Brooklyn 1948-1949)

Jose Lima
RHP JOSE LIMA
May 23 - Age 37 (2004)

LHP MORRIE MARTIN
May 25 - Age 81 (1949)

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,

LHP JOHN VAN CUYK
July 10 - age 89 (1947-49)

RHP ED PALMQUIST
July 10 - age 77 (1960-1961)


Billy Loes
RHP BILLY LOES
July 15 - age 80. (1950, 1952-56)

we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.


Gene Hermanski
OF GENE HERMANSKI
August 9 - age 89 (1943, 1946-51)

RHP CAL MCLISH
August 26 - age 84 (1944, 1946)

Scout AL LAMACCHIA
September 16 - age 89 (2003-2010)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?

RHP BOB SHAW
September 23 - age 77 (minor league manager 1973)

RHP CLYDE KING
November 2 - age 86 (1944-45, 1948, 1951-53)


Sparky Anderson
SPARKY ANDERSON
November 4 - AGE 76 (LA minor leaguer 1958)

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?


Danny McDevitt
LHP DANNY MCDEVITT
November 20 - Age 78 (1957-1960)

LHP KEN LEHMAN
December 4 - age 82 (1952, 1956-1957)

Bill Lajoie
December 28 - age 76 (Senior Advisor to General Manager)

And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne.


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