Former Yankees ace, pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre passes away at 77

Former Yankees ace, pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre passes away at 77

Though he never won a World Series title as a player, Stottlemeyer proved to be an asset for both NY baseball teams as a coach. All of those Mets' pitchers - Gooden, Darling, Fernandez, Bobby Ojeda, Rick Aguilera, David Cone - praised Stottlemyre for his attention to detail, his ability to adjust to their individual styles and for not trying to tinker with them.

In 1996, Stottlemyre rejoined the Yankees as the pitching coach after serving as the pitching coach for the Houston Astros the prior two seasons. Stottlemyre added to his 1986 World Series with the Mets with four championships as a Yankee. Stottlemyre led the Major League Baseball in complete games and innings in 1965.

Stottlemyre was inducted in the Yankees' Monument Park in 2015.

"He was more than a great pitcher and fantastic pitching coach". He spent 11 seasons on the Yankees' starting staff with 164 wins and five All-Star appearances. "His contributions to different eras in our history guided us through hard times and brought us some of our greatest all-time success".

Stottlemyre was honoured with a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium in 2015.

Stottlemyre was diagnosed with cancer in 2000.

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"Mel was an outstanding pitcher, earning his place among the best Yankees pitchers ever, and won five World Titles as a pitching coach, as well as the thanks and respect of a legion of pitchers he coached from youth baseball to the Majors", Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather said in a statement.

"I am sorry to hear of Mel's passing".

One of the star pitchers for the New York Yankees in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a key coach for their late-90s dynasty, has passed away.

"Today in this stadium, there is no one that's happier to be on this field than myself", he said, choking up.

Stottlemyre grew up in Mabton, Washington, outside Seattle.

The New York Daily News reported Stottlemyre passed away Sunday night, almost 20 years after he was initially diagnosed with multiple myeloma. "If I never get to come to another Old Timers' Day, I will take these memories and I'll start another baseball club, coaching up (in heaven), whenever they need me". He is survived by his wife, Jean, and their two sons, Mel Jr. and Todd, both of whom pitched in the big leagues. He had a third son, Jason, who died of leukemia of 1981.

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