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Pappas was a baseball pioneer

You may never have heard of Doug Pappas. But if you're a baseball fan, you lost a friend this week.

Updated: May 27, 2004, 5:30 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

Baseball lost a lion last week.

Doug Pappas died of heat prostration while hiking in Texas. He was 43.

You may never have heard of Doug Pappas, but if you're a baseball fan, he was your friend.

Pappas wrote about the business of baseball. He was a people's writer; always speaking in a clear, sturdy voice; always questioning the doublespeaking claims of the powers that be.

In December, 2001, Bud Selig and the baseball owners told Congress they were losing ...

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