Brief­ing MEL STOT­TLE­MYRE “FIGHT­ING FOR HIS LIFE,” SON SAYS

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

For­mer New York Yan­kees pitcher Mel Stot­tle­myre is in the hospi­tal “fight­ing for his life,” ac­cord­ing to his son Todd in a Facebook post.

Mel Stot­tle­myre an­nounced in 2000 that he had been di­ag­nosed with mul­ti­ple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells nor­mally re­spon­si­ble for pro­duc­ing an­ti­bod­ies.

Stot­tle­myre, 75, was a three-time 20-game win­ner for the Yan­kees and was a five-time All-Star. He played 11 sea­sons in the Bronx, from 1964 to 1974, and com­piled a ca­reer record of 164-139.

He was their pitch­ing coach for four World Se­ries ti­tles (1996, 19982000) and also was the pitch­ing coach on the Mets’ 1986 world cham­pi­onship team.

In 2015, the Yan­kees hon­ored Stot­tle­myre with a plaque in Mon­u­ment Park.

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