Day 881

Michael Walsh

May 29th, 2014

Mr. Walsh, a.k.a. Mickey Welch, was the third Major League pitcher to win 300 games. He's one of two baseball Hall of Famers buried here in Calvary, the other being Wee Willie Keeler.


  1. Sandi says:

    How do you know which ones to focus in on out of the gazillions of tombstones available?

    • Matt Green says:

      I don’t usually research the places I go ahead of time, but I do often check to see if any well-known people are buried in the cemeteries before I walk them, and I’ll note the location of any graves I particularly want to see — like Mickey Welch’s, for example. But it also often happens that I take a photo of a monument/mausoleum just because it looks interesting, and then it turns out to have a crazy story behind it that I learn about after the fact, as was the case with the Scannell monument that I just posted about.

  2. Cliff Blau says:

    Sorry to say, not only was Mickey Welch not the first pinch-hitter, but Sept. 10, 1889, wasn’t even the first time he pinch-hit that season.

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