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    Christian radio show host and former Major League pitcher Frank Pastore died Monday, nearly a month after suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash in Duarte while on his way home after broadcasting his daily radio show.

    The 55-year-old Upland resident who played baseball at Damien High School in La Verne died early Monday afternoon, according to a statement on the website of Glendale-based KKLA 99.5 FM, from where Pastore broadcast the "Frank Pastore Show."
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    Frank Pastore was the opening day starter for the 1980 Cincinnati Reds.
    He won against Phil Niekro and the Atlanta Braves 1-0.


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      Even though I'm not a particularly religious person myself, I do respect people who follow a path that seems to work for them. The Christian station he was on is here in LA, so I caught his show a few times. They're doing a tribute to him tonight. While it certainly seems like his politics were, to say the least, a wee bit to the right of mine, he also is being spoken of as someone who was well-liked by everyone, and was intense and even strident in his beliefs, but always respectful to people, even (maybe even particularly) those he disagreed with. And it's hard not to admire someone who thought of himself as fortunate whatever misfortune befell him. He was supposedly joking about his own death the day of his accident, and declaring that if he had to leave the earthly plane, he had no regrets. Wherever we find it, I hope we all go with that sense of inner peace.
      Found in a fortune cookie On Thursday, August 18th, 2005: "Hard words break no bones, Kind words butter no parsnips."

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      • #4
        I never realized he had the 2nd biggest christian talk show in the US. R.I.P. Although It's kinda strange to me that anyone would actually tune into a christian radio station. But then again I listen to sports radio and some may feel thats strange.
        "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

        "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)


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