R. I. P. Mel Stottlemyre of the strike-throwing Stottlemyres

Mel Stottlemyre, 77, passed away on Monday. He was the father of former Blue Jays RHP Todd Stottlemyre and Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., pitching coach of the Marlins. Mel pitched 11 years for the Yankees, and coached in the Bronx for 10 seasons, winning five World Series. He also coached with the Mets and the Mariners, 23 seasons in all. The Yankees dedicated a plaque in Monument Park in Stottlemyre’s honor on Old-Timers’ Day 2015. Here is a story that Bob Elliott wrote in 1998 about the relationship between the senior Stottlemyre and his son, Todd.

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