Mel Stottlemyre Biography – Mel Stottlemyre Wiki
Mel Stottlemyre full name Melvin Leon Stottlemyre Sr., was an American professional baseball pitcher and pitching coach.
He attended Mabton High School in Mabton, Washington, and Yakima Valley Community College. While pitching for Yakima’s baseball team, he was discovered by a scout for the New York Yankees.
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.
As coach, he coached New York Mets, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners. Following the 2008 season, he retired from baseball.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Washington State American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. On June 20, 2015 at Old-Timers’ Day, the Yankees dedicated a plaque in Monument Park in Stottlemyre’s honor.
Mel Stottlemyre Age
He was born on November 13, 1941 in Hazleton, Missouri, United States. He died on January 13, 2019 in Seattle, Washington aged 77.
Mel Stottlemyre Wife
He was married to his wife, Jean.
Mel Stottlemyre Children
Two of his sons, Todd Stottlemyre and Mel Stottlemyre Jr., followed their father by becoming major league pitchers. Another son, Jason, died of leukemia at age 11.
Mel Stottlemyre Health – Mel Stottlemyre Cancer
He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2000. He was in remission for several years and the cancer reappeared in 2011.
Mel Stottlemyre Death
He died on January 13, 2019 in Seattle, Washington aged 77. Following his death, the New York Yankees wrote on Twitter: “Mel’s popularity transcended generations, all of whom thought of him as their own. His plaque in Monument Park will forever serve to celebrate the significance of his legacy. We extend our deepest condolences to Mel’s wife Jean & the entire Stottlemyre family. – Hal Steinbrenner.”
Mel’s popularity transcended generations, all of whom thought of him as their own. His plaque in Monument Park will forever serve to celebrate the significance of his legacy. We extend our deepest condolences to Mel’s wife Jean & the entire Stottlemyre family. – Hal Steinbrenner pic.twitter.com/wc3X2jbiQ3
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 14, 2019
Mel Stottlemyre Cause of Death
He died as a result of complications of multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer. At the time of his death, he was also battling the flu and pneumonia.
Mel Stottlemyre Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).
Mel Stottlemyre Net Worth
This infromation about his net worth is being updated.