I received devastating news about 15 minutes ago. Zane Grubbs, who was our ace pitcher on Brenham’s 1970 State Championship team, died this morning presumably from a stroke. He was at our team reunion a few weeks ago, and he and I texted frequently. He had one of the best years any HS pitcher ever had: 15-1, 106 1/3 IP, 196 K, 0.25 ERA. Zane pitched at UT after HS, and was the greatest of great guys.
The photo below is immediately after the final game. The photo captures our relationship perfectly. He was a wonderful kid who became a fine man.