A league of his own

I would like to salute my father-in-law William Lange, who just passed away peacefully May 31 at the age of 91, by relaying a brief story about his father who was an infamous major league baseball player.

Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Tris Speaker – legendary major league baseball players all. There’s another man whose name belongs on this list: my wife’s grandfather, William Alexander Lange, Sr., but unless you’re a true-blue dyed-in-the wool aficionado of America’s greatest pastime, I doubt you have ever heard of him or any of the monikers he went by, including Little Eva, Big Bill, and The Port Townsend Boy.

Continue Reading →