May 25, 2004

In Memoriam

Baseball Prospectus writer and sabermetrics pioneer Doug Pappas died last week at the age of 42, while hiking in Texas’ Big Bend National Park. ESPN baseball writer Rob Neyer called Pappas “the best thing that ever happened to the Internet.”

In addition to his other work, Pappas was also a blogger, running a site called Doug’s Business of Baseball Weblog. Which brings up an interesting question: in the brief history of the Blogosphere, how many people have been active bloggers at the time of their passing? Pappas is the first that I can think of, though I'm sure there have been others.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 25, 2004 07:46 PM
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