Mel Stottlemyre Wiki, Mel Stottlemyre Bio
Mel Stottlemyre Wiki: Melvin Leon “Mel” Stottlemyre Sr. November 13, 1941-January 14, 2019 was an American former professional baseball pitcher and pitching coach. He played for 11 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, and coached for 23 seasons. He was a five-time MLB All-Star and five-time World Series champion, as a coach.
Mel Stottlemyre Coaching
In 1977, Mel Stottlemyre re-emerged in baseball as a roving instructor for the Seattle Mariners. He spent five seasons in that position, and was hired by the New York Mets as their pitching coach in November 1983. He served in the role for ten years (including the 1986 World Serieschampionship team) and then followed by a two-year stint as the Houston Astros pitching coach.
Mel Stottlemyre Honors
The mayor of Mabton, Washington, declared October 12, 1964 to be “Mel Stottlemyre Day“. He was inducted into the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. At Old-Timers’ Day on June 20, 2015, the Yankees dedicated a plaque in Monument Park in Mel Stottlemyre‘s honor.
Mel Stottlemyre Personal life
Mel Stottlemyre was raised in the town of Mabton, Washington, located in the south central part of the state. Mel Stottlemyre and his wife, Jean, reside in Issaquah, Washington. Two of his sons, Todd and Mel Jr., followed their father by becoming major league pitchers. His other son, Jason, died of leukemia at the age of 11.
Mel Stottlemyre was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2000. In remission for several years, he is an avid supporter of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The cancer reappeared in 2011 and he is still battling it as of 2015.
Mel Stottlemyre wrote an autobiography entitled Pride and Pinstripes, published in 2007.
Mel Stottlemyre Death Cause
RIP Mel Stottlemyre, who helped shape MLB pitching in New York for most of my life as a fan. And, of course, Mel Stottlemyre was on the bench with Davey for ’86.