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  • Bernie Stowe, Jay Ritchie and Bob Schmidt, former Reds figures, pass away

    Bernie Stowe was a longtime clubhouse manager for the Reds. He died in February at 80 years old.

    Plenty of legends walked out of the Reds' clubhouse through the years — from Frank Robinson to Pete Rose to Johnny Bench to Ken Griffey Jr. — but inside the clubhouse, nobody was bigger than Bernie Stowe.

    Stowe, the team’s long-time clubhouse manager, died on Tuesday at age 80. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, and children Mark, Kimberly, Jeff and Rick.
    Read more:

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/spor...away/80087568/

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    Jay Ritchie pitched for the Reds in 1968, posting a 4.61 ERA in 56.2 innings. He died January 5, 2016 at 79.

    Jay Seay Ritchie Sr., 80, of Rockwell, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury. ...

    Jay was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves. He played winter baseball in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and remained an avid baseball fan throughout his life.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sal....jfH1AHKo.dpuf

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    Bob Schmidt was a member of the Reds' pennant-winning 1961 ball club. He had only nine hits with the team, but one of them was a two-run homer. He died last May, but news of his death did not surface until recently.

    Schmidt, Robert Benjamin, 82, DeBary, a former cement mason, died Saturday.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/new...&pid=174793003

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