Mel Stottlemyre, Sr

Mel Stottlemyre, Sr

Original Name Melvin Leon Stottlemyre
Birth
Hazleton, Texas County, Missouri, USA
Death 13 Jan 2019 (aged 77)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Bellevue, King County, Washington, USA
Plot Hope West, Lot 501
Memorial ID 196047213 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Coach. He pitched for Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1964 to 1974. He also was a pitching coach for the New York Mets, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners during a 23-year period from 1984 to 2008. Born Melvin Leon Stottlemyre, he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees in 1961, after a scout discovered him while he was pitching for the Yakima Valley Community College baseball team. He pitched in the Yankees' farm system until 1964, when he was called up to the team at midseason. He went on to a 9-3 record that year and helped the team win the American League pennant. He would go on to win 20 games in 1965, 1968, and 1969 and throw 40 shutouts during his career with the Yankees, which lasted until his retirement after the 1974 season. He was a 5-time All-Star while with the Yankees and his career statistics included 164 wins, 139 losses, 1.257 strikeouts, and a 2.97 ERA (Earned Run Average). In 1977, he came back to baseball as a roving instructor for the Seattle Mariners and spent five seasons in this position. He was hired by the New York Mets in 1983 as a pitching coach and served in this position for 10 years before joining the Houston Astros for a two year stint in 1994. While with the Mets, he helped them to a 1986 World Series championship. In 1996, he joined his old team, the New York Yankees, as a pitching coach and served in this position for 10 years before resigning in 2005. During his tenure with the Yankees, the pitching staff was considered a major factor in the team's four World Series championships. In 2008, he served as the pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners. After the 2008 season, he retired from baseball. In 2015, the Yankees dedicated a plaque in his honor in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. He passed away after a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 14 Jan 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 196047213
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mel Stottlemyre, Sr (13 Nov 1941–13 Jan 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 196047213, citing Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .