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Service for Mel Stottlemyre will be held next Tuesday

January 16, 2019

The family and friends of the late Yankees pitcher and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre will hold a service next Tuesday to celebrate his life.

The service will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue, Washington.


Stottlemyre, who won World Series rings with both the Yankees and the Mets, died Sunday after a 20-year battle with cancer. He was 77.

As a player, Stottlemyre was a five-time All Star with a career record of 164-139 with a 2.97 ERA from 1964-74. He won 20 games or more in a season three times. (1965, ’68 and ’69).

Mel Stottlemyre. (Ken Goldfield / Ken Goldfield)

He joined the Mets in 1984 and mentored a young Dwight Gooden and Ron Darling.

He won a World Series ring with the Amazin’s in 1986. In 11 seasons as the Yankees pitching coach, Stottlemyre reconnected with Gooden and won four more rings alongside manager Joe Torre.

Stottlemyre, whose son Jason died of leukemia in 1981, is survived by his wife Jean and sons Mel, Jr. and Todd.

The Sunset Hills Memorial Park is located at 1215 — 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007.

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