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  • Ray Sadecki, Jose Martinez and Gordon Mackenzie, former Royals figures, pass away

    Ray Sadecki played for the Royals in 1975 and 1976, posting a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances. He died in November, but his death was not reported in this forum.

    Ray Sadecki, a left-handed pitcher the Giants acquired in the ill-fated 1966 Orlando Cepeda trade, died Monday in Arizona from complications of blood cancer.

    He was 73.
    Read more:

    http://www.sfgate.com/giants/article...da-5902812.php

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    Jose Martinez coached for the Royals from 1980 to 1987. He died in October, but his death was not reported in this forum.

    ATLANTA -- The Braves lost a valuable and treasured friend when Jose Martinez suddenly passed away at an Orlando-area hospital on Wednesday night. Martinez had spent the past couple of weeks exercising his passion to help young baseball players at the Braves' Spring Training complex.

    Martinez, 72, had just completed his 20th season as a special assistant to the general manager in the Braves' organization. The friendly Cuban was lured to Atlanta by Braves president John Schuerholz before the 1995 season. Schuerholz and Martinez had become associated while they were together in the Royals' organization.
    Read more:

    http://m.braves.mlb.com/news/article...ses-away-at-72

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    Gordon Mackenzie coached for the Royals from 1980 to 1981. He died in August, but his death was not reported in this forum.

    Longtime Astros minor league coach and scout Gordy MacKenzie passed away on Tuesday. He was 77 years old. Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken released the following statement regarding MacKenzie's passing:

    "This is truly a sad time for the Astros family. Gordy was an outstanding baseball man that was widely respected not only in our organization, but throughout all of baseball. He will be greatly missed. We send our heartfelt condolences to Gordy's family and many friends."
    Read more:

    http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/a...r_hou&c_id=hou

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