There’s a single headline today "Pitcher's Widow Outraged As Killer Draws a Walk".
Not a very interesting story: career criminal does 17 years for murder and gets out 10 years early for good behavior.
But the backstory is interesting.
The pitcher was murdered outside of spring training. He would’ve made the team.
Another utility player found his killer because he’d networked with a loser while bombing out of spring training years before, then they went nosing around bad neighborhoods listening for gossip, and they got the tip they needed from a thug.
Read the whole thing from the April 17, 1995 issue of People.