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  • Bobby Castillo and Bob Welch, former Dodgers pitchers, pass away

    Bobby Castillo pitched for the Dodgers from 1977 to 1981 and again in 1985. He had a 1.11 ERA in 19 appearances for the club in 1979 and in 1980, he had 8 wins and a 2.75 ERA in 61 relief appearances.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Castillo, a former Dodgers and Minnesota Twins pitcher credited with teaching Fernando Valenzuela how to throw a screwball, died Monday in a Los Angeles hospital after a battle with cancer, the team announced. He was 59.
    Read more:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...t-59/11795877/

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    Bob Welch pitched for the Dodgers from 1978 to 1987, winning 115 games and earning an All-Star selection in 1980. In 1985, he had a 150 ERA+ and a 2.31 ERA and two years previous, his ERA was 2.65.

    OAKLAND -- Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, has passed away at the age of 57, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday.

    Welch, a two-time All-Star who posted a 27-6 record as the Cy Young Award winner on the Athletics' 1990 American League championship team, passed away in Seal Beach, Monday night. Cause of death was unavailable.
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    http://www.contracostatimes.com/news...bob-welch-dies

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