The oldest living Hall of Famer died in his sleep on August 14th 2007.
Very sad to hear this, during today’s Yankees – Giants game. Always enjoyed watching him pitch. He was found dead, alone in his home in San Diego.
Nicknamed “Shooter,” Beck played for the Giants (1991-97), the Chicago Cubs (1998-99) and the Boston Red Sox (1999-2001) before finishing his career with the Padres (2003-04). Beck reportedly was living in a camper behind the Iowa Cubs’ center-field fence when San Diego called.
Barry Bonds is chasing Babe Ruth on the all time homerun list. But he keeps attracting bad publicity. This time by not even running out a pop up in the final innings of the game. Excellent column on this subject at Yahoo’s baseball site.