MLB May 2023 News: MLB mourns loss of St. Louis Cardinals beat writer Rick Hummel

Rick Hummel (courtesy Baseball Hall of Fame)

Commissioner’s statement

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement today regarding the passing of longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Rick Hummel, who was 77:

“Rick Hummel was one of the best and most respected baseball writers of his or any era.  It was always a pleasure to see Rick in St. Louis, where the loyal baseball fans enjoyed his work for more than half a century, and at our Jewel Events.  In an amazing demonstration of professionalism and longevity, Rick covered 42 consecutive All-Star Games.  On behalf of Major League Baseball, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of ‘The Commish,’ his readers, Cardinals fans, and his many friends across our game.”


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