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