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.