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  • Bill Guilfoile and Mike Sandlock, former Pirates figures, pass away

    Bill Guilfoile was the Pirates public relations director in the 1970s.

    Former Pirates public relations director Bill Guilfoile died Saturday in South Bend, Ind. He was 84.

    Guilfoile worked for the Pirates from 1970-78. He served as head of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's public relations office from 1979-96.
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    http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/1...-pirates-gates

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    Mike Sandlock, who played for the Pirates in 1953 and was later the oldest living former ballplayer, died April 4 at age 100. He appeared in 64 games for Pittsburgh, hitting .231. He was the club's most-used catcher that year.

    Mike Sandlock, who became the oldest living former major-league player in 2014, died late Monday night in his home in Cos Cob, Conn., almost six months after his 100th birthday.

    "With a Sad Heart I wish to inform all - that Dad passed away this evening at 11:18 pm Monday April 4, 2016," Sandlock's son, Mike E. Sandlock, announced his father's passing in an e-mail. "He is suffering no longer. He is now in the starting line-up at the Field of Dreams!"
    Read more:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...dies/82652428/

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