NO CAREER TOO SMALL
And yet that only tells a small part of the story. A son of Waukegan, Illinois, Traxler played six seasons in an Albuquerque Dukes uniform and was a fan favorite just about everywhere he went. He played in the Dominican. He played in Venezuela. He played a season in the Japanese league.
Traxler passed away at age 37 in San Antonio, Texas, on November 19th, 2004, leaving behind family, friends, and a daughter with his eyes and his ability to take a bat and hit a ball hard and far somewhere on a baseball or softball field. Brian Traxler is remembered as a man who loved the game and loved the people in his life even more.
Baseball Magazine pays tribute to not only the game’s stars but the game’s stories. On Hall of Fame weekend we’ll bring Brian back to life and tell his.