Saturday, November 7, 2009
Lake View Cemetery
We really wanted to see Charles Pinkey's grave. A minor leaguer killed by a pitch during a game on September 15, 1909. There's an article here and here that gives more detail on his life and death. He lies in what was an unmarked grave until recently. Kotecki monuments said that they would donate a headstone. I went in and asked without knowing his name and came up empty.
We still walked around and visited Ray Chapmen's grave among others. It was quite crowded, just not by the living. After that, it was off to La Bodega.