Mel Stottlemyre, left, died Sunday after a conflict with cancer.
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Former New York Yankees legend Mel Stottlemyre — who starred on a pile for a Bronx Bombers before presiding over 5 World Series titles as a pitching manager for a Yankees and Mets — died Sunday in Seattle after a conflict with bone pith cancer. He was 77.
Stottlemyre pitched in 11 seasons with a Yankees and was a five-time All-Star. He also served as pitching manager on a 1986 New York Mets World Series group and a good Joe Torre-led Yankees teams of a late 1990s and early 2000s. The Yankees won a World Series in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 during that run. In a process, Stottlemyre worked with some of a biggest pitchers of a times: Dwight Gooden with a Mets and Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, David Cone, David Wells and Mariano Rivera with a Yankees.
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The Hazelton, Mo., local was diagnosed with mixed myeloma in a open of 1999 and underwent initial diagnosis for a disease, including branch dungeon transplant and chemotherapy, according to a New York Daily News.
Stottlemyre done one of his final appearances during Yankee Stadium in Jun 2015 during a franchise’s annual Old Timers’ Day. The Yankees respected Stottlemyre with a board in Monument Park.
“Today in this Stadium, there is no one that’s happier to be on this margin than myself,” he pronounced during a time. “This is such a startle to me since a epoch we played in is an epoch where, for a many part, a Yankees have attempted over a years, we think, rather to forget a small bit…If we never get to come to another Old Timers’ Day, we will take these memories and I’ll start another ball club, coaching adult there, whenever they need me.”
Stottlemyre was 164-139 with a 2.97 ERA in 360 career games. As a player, he usually seemed in a World Series once – in 1964 opposite a St. Louis Cardinals. The Yankees mislaid that array in 7 games, commencement a duration of sameness for a bar after decades atop a sports world.
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He is survived by his mother Jean and dual sons Todd and Mel, Jr. — both of whom were also vital joining pitchers. His third son Jason died in 1981 of leukemia, according to a New York Daily News.