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  • Dean Chance, Darryl Hamilton and Paul Tretiak, former Mets figures, pass away

    Dean Chance was a Met briefly in 1970, posting a 13.50 ERA in three relief appearances. He came over from Cleveland partway through the campaign and, though only 29 years old, was a shadow of his former self. The next campaign, he was traded to the Tigers with Bill Deheny for Jerry Robertson. He died October 11 at age 74.

    Dean Chance, a right-hander for five major league teams whose Cy Young Award-winning year, 1964, ranks among the great season-long performances in the history of the game, died on Sunday at his home in New Pittsburg, Ohio. He was 74.

    The cause was a heart attack, his son, Brett, said.
    Read more:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/sp...t-74.html?_r=0

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    We all know of Darryl Hamilton's passing, but I wanted to give it a mention. The outfielder, who was murdered, spent parts of three campaigns with the club. In his first year with the team, 1999, he hit .339/.410/.488 in 55 games (he had been traded to the Mets with Chuck McElroy from Colorado for Thomas Johns, Rigo Beltran and Brian McRae). I vividly remember one instance of the camera panning to him being super excited when Al Leiter got a base hit. He died on June 21 at age 50.

    Pearland, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Former major league outfielder and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead Sunday in an apparent murder- suicide.

    According to police in Pearland, Texas, on Monday, officers responded to a 911 call late Sunday afternoon to find Hamilton dead near the main entry of a house located on the 11500 block of Island Breeze Street. It appeared as if Hamilton was the victim of several gunshots.
    Read more:

    http://www.bellinghamherald.com/spor...#storylink=cpy

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    Paul Tretiak scouted for the Mets from 1965 to 1977. He died July 23, 2014, but his death was not mentioned in this forum.

    Paul Tretiak, 87, of Hannibal, MO, formerly of Ilasco, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. ...

    Paul attended school at Ilasco and was a member of the 1944 Ilasco High School Graduation Class and was an outstanding athlete. He attended the University of Missouri, graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1956.

    Mr. Tretiak served his country in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII.

    Upon his return from his military service, Paul embarked on a professional baseball career that spanned more than 50 years. Paul played second base in the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs organizations for eight seasons where he was a regular teammate of Hall of Fame member Whitney Herzog. Following his playing career, Paul served one season as golf coach and assistant baseball coach at Southwest Illinois University at Carbondale before returning to his passion of professional baseball. Paul coached and scouted for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers organizations. He would accumulate 3 World Series Championship rings during his baseball career.
    Read more:

    http://www.hannibal.net/article/2014...ries/140729264

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