As also reported on the Death Notices thread, Kim Batiste dead at 52. Apparently had diabetes and kidney issues. "Battie" was something of a lovable loser in my book. They guy really was not a very good player. At the plate, he was a hacker's hacker. In parts of five seasons in the majors, he had all of FOURTEEN walks. And, defensively, while he was an improvement over Hollins who was an absolute butcher in the field, I don't think he was all that great there either. But, he had some memorable moments during that charmed '93 season. A game-winning grand slam, filling in admirably for Hollins when he was out for three weeks, his redeeming himself for his error in Game 1 of the NLCS. For that reason, I remember him fondly and am sorry to hear of his passing. Too young at age 52.
Check out the embeded video. Harry and Whitey will make you smile. Battie's with them now.