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Carlos Diaz and Dick Smith, former Dodgers players, pass away

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  • Carlos Diaz and Dick Smith, former Dodgers players, pass away

    Carlos Diaz pitched for the Dodgers from 1984 to 1986, going 6-3 with a 2.61 ERA in 1985. That was the second-best year of his career, following his 1983 campaign with the Mets. He joined the Dodgers with Bob Bailor in the deal that sent New York Sid Fernandez and Ross Jones.

    CARLOS "BIMBO" ANTONIO DIAZ DIAZ JR. 57, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015. He was born on January 7, 1958 in Honolulu to Carlos Antonio Diaz Diaz and Cecilia Rodrigues. He was a senior driver with Pacific Courier for 13 years and a major league baseball player. He is survived by wife, Tracy Iwamoto-Diaz; son, Cory Diaz; daughters, Kari Diaz-Ayat and Erica Diaz; sons; Bryce and Vic Miyahira; daughter, Megen Miyahira; brothers, John , Dennis, Frank, Richard, Delbert and Darryl Diaz; sisters, Matilda, Emelia, and Lori; six grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel; Service to begin at 11:30 a.m.


    Dick Smith played for the Dodgers in 1965. He started in the Dodgers system, was purchased alongside Norm Sherry by the Mets in 1962 and then was traded from the Mets back to Los Angeles for Larry Miller in October 1964. Then he was traded to the Twins for Jerry Fosnow in 1967 after toiling in the Dodgers farm system for a while. He died in 2012, but his death was not uncovered until recently.

    Richard A. Smith, 72, of Central Point, Ore., passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Medford Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, 541-770-6505.

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