07/31/2005: Unsurprising, but sad news....
Raymond "Lee" Cunningham, dead at age 100.
I know that very few of you are obsessive enough Cardinals fans (or for that matter, obsessive enough baseball fans) to have this fact at your fingertips, but "Lee" Cunningham was, for a brief time (less than a year I think), the oldest living former MLB player, and by virtue of that, the oldest living former Cardinal (having played a few games for the Redbirds in 1931-32).
And now, as The Cardinals Birdhouse writers have put it, he's gotten his callup to That Higher League.
Requesciat in Pace, Lee.
Len on 07.31.05 @ 09:19 AM CST