On September 15, 1949 — 1949 – Pirates P Tiny Bonham dies following an appendectomy and stomach surgery, just 18 days after his last pitching performance, an 8 – 2 win over the Phillies. Mrs. Bonham will receive the first benefits under the players pension plan, $90 a month for 10 years.

 


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