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Former Twins players Bud Bloomfield and Charlie Lea pass away

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  • Former Twins players Bud Bloomfield and Charlie Lea pass away

    Bloomfield played in seven games for the squad, collecting his only career hit off of Angels pitcher Fred Newman.

    Clyde Stalcup "Bud" Bloomfield, 75, of Huntsville, Arkansas, died December 21, 2011 at Countryside Retirement Center in Huntsville, Arkansas. He was born January 5, 1936 at Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of Clyde Orsamus and Jeanne Stalcup Bloomfield. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas and a United States Army veteran. He was a minor and major league baseball player having played for the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota Twins. He was the former owner of the Tail of the Trout Restuarant in Rogers and a member of the Major League Baseball Alumni Association.
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    Lea pitched the final year of his career with the Twins, going 7-7 with a 4.85 ERA in 24 games.

    Former major league pitcher Charlie Lea, a star at Kingsbury High and then-Memphis State University before embarking on a successful pro career, was found dead in his Collierville home Friday. He was 54.

    Collierville police chief Larry Goodwin said Lea died of a suspected heart attack.

    Known for his gentle manner and unwavering passion for the sport, Lea had the distinction of being a baseball standout in his hometown at the high school, college and professional level.
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