Well-respected Stottlemyre family loses its patriarch

Former major-league player and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Sr. died at age 77 back in January.  He pitched for the New York Yankees from 1964 to 1974, earning five all-star selections and finishing with a 164-139 win-loss record.  He later became a respected as pitching coach for the New York  Mets, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners.  He was honored with a plaque in Monument Park of Yankee Stadium.

Mel Sr. is the father of Todd Stottlemyre, a former major-league pitcher from 1998 to 2002.  He posted eight seasons with double-digit wins with the Blue Jays, A’s and Cardinals.

Son Mel Stottlemyre Jr. had a brief appearance with the Kansas City Royals in 1990 and then followed his father’s footsteps as a pitching coach.  He previously worked in the Diamondbacks and Mariners organization and currently is on the coaching staff of the Marlins.

Click here and here to read more about Mel Stottlemyre Sr.’s career.

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