Baseball Community Mourns Tragic Death of Another Revolutionary Icon

Published 06/10/2023, 9:00 AM EDT

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Seems like no one can stop the wheel of time! Most recently, the baseball world faced the loss of a legend, Roger Craig. And now, last night, the baseball world suffered the loss of yet another icon. Daniel C Ulmer, a man who revolutionized baseball in Louisville, breathed his last at Masonic Home. Although Ulmer was known for many things in his life, the thing that he’ll forever be known for would be of bringing Triple-A baseball back to Louisville in 1982. His efforts bore fruit when the team, Louisville Bats, a minor league team of the MLB franchise Cincinnati Reds, led to the renaissance of minor league baseball across the country.

Dan lived a full life of 90 years. And in these years, he never let a moment go by without giving back to the community. The passing of an icon as amazing as Dan has saddened the entire baseball community.

Louisville Bats will never forget their legend!


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Not only did Ulmer bring Triple-A back to Louisville, but he also served as the owner of the team for many years. However, this was just another of the many accomplishments of his life as he went on to serve as a board member of the University of Louisville.


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Especially supportive of catholic education, Dan Ulmer was always full of iconic stories from his time served in the navy, then the banking sector for a good part of his life, and of his retired life as well.

Dan might have bid farewell to the earthly world for his heavenly abode, but the revolutionary icon will remain alive by his wife, three kids, five grandkids, and the entire baseball community.

A gem of a person began his new journey!

Dan dedicated his life to bringing change to the baseball community while contributing to as many charities as possible. A fun-loving man who had countless accolades to his name for his achievements began his journey to heaven after changing the lives of innumerable people in his life. 

Have a look at how the baseball community is mourning the passing away of their icon:






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While sending condolences to Ulmer’s family, people are also sharing their memories of Dan, which left an impact on their lives. 


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In this tough time, we urge you all to pray for the Ulmer family!

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Written by:

Rakshita Madan


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Rakshita Madan is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a prolific portfolio of over 1000 articles to her credit. Rakshita's admiration for the legendary Derek Jeter is well known, but she never lets her personal biases affect her writing. She is particularly intrigued by the twists and turns of the game, and it is this aspect that keeps her hooked on the sport.
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Abhishek Kumar