Bill Sarni: A Baseball Career Interrupted
Andrew Martin (Featured BBBA Writer/Owner – baseballhistorian.blogspot.com)
Former catcher Bill Sarni had immense ups and downs during his 13-year playing career; perhaps more of a disparity than anyone before him or since. A teen-aged phenom, he started in the Pacific Coast League as a 15-year-old and ultimately made himself into a solid big league receiver.
Unfortunately, his story was not to be a happy one, as he was forced to retire at the age of 29 due to a heart attack suffered while playing pepper with teammates before a spring training game.
Posted on May 9, 2016, in BBBA Featured Writers, MLB Player Profiles and tagged @historianandrew on twitter, Andrew Martin, baseballhistorian.blogspot.com, Bill Sarni, st louis cardinals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.