Former New York Yankees Legend Mel Stottlemyre Dies At 77 After Battle With Bone Marrow Cancer

By  //  January 14, 2019

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Stottlemyre pitched 11 seasons with the Yankees

ABOVE VIDEO: The Yankees surprise Mel Stottlemyre with a plaque in 2015.

(FOX NEWS) – Former New York Yankees legend Mel Stottlemyre — who starred on the mound for the Bronx Bombers before presiding over five World Series titles as a pitching coach for the Yankees and Mets — died Sunday in Seattle after a battle with bone marrow cancer. He was 77.

Stottlemyre pitched in 11 seasons with the Yankees and was a five-time All-Star.

He also served as pitching coach on the 1986 New York Mets World Series team and the great Joe Torre-led Yankees teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The Yankees won the World Series in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 during that run. In the process, Stottlemyre worked with some of the greatest pitchers of the times: Dwight Gooden with the Mets and Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, David Cone, David Wells and Mariano Rivera with the Yankees.

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