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Offseason Passings - 2018-19

 
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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Sat 11/10/18 3:27 pm    Post subject: Offseason Passings - 2018-19 Reply with quote

With sadness, I must report that former Dodger Kenny Howell has passed away at age 57. He died yesterday from complications of diabetes.

The reliever had played in the major leagues from 1984-1990, including five seasons with the Dodgers and two with the Phillies. Following retirement, Howell coached for several years in the Dodgers' organization. He is also a link to the magical 1988 championship team that we all so fondly remember.

And, just to demonstrate how much the pitching game has changed over the last 30 years, the linked article notes that Howell appeared in 245 games over the course of his career, recording an ERA of 3.95, with 31 saves. Most telling is that "he led the Dodgers in 1986 with 12 saves."

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Mon 11/12/18 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to lose one who is so respected by many players he helped. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat 12/8/18 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What horrible news that was out of the D.R. yesterday that former Angel Luis Valbuena was killed in a car accident. Sad

May he rest in peace.
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PostPosted: Sat 12/8/18 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a sad story and to have him die so young! I enjoyed watching him play.
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