National baseball writer Jim Caple died Sunday, his wife wrote on social media. 

Caple was 61.

He covered 20 World Series for ESPN, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He also covered a half-dozen Olympic Games. He closed his career writing for The Athletic.

"My person, best friend and husband died on Sunday afternoon," his wife, Vicki, wrote on the Facebook account of her husband. "We all love Jim Caple so much and he loved you. Many great times, laughs and adventures with all of us with Jim. Go in peace my love."

Caple's family said on social media he had ALS and dementia.