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Mike Brumley, former Senators catcher, passes away

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  • Mike Brumley, former Senators catcher, passes away

    Catcher Mike Brumley played for the Senators from 1964 to 1966, hitting .229 in 224 games. He died August 8 at 78.

    Mike Brumley, a former Spokane Indians catcher who became a prominent Baptist pastor, evangelist and missionary, died Aug. 8 in Grapevine, Texas, after a long illness. His home was in Keller, another Dallas suburb. He was 78.

    Brumley was the primary receiver for Spokane’s 1960 Pacific Coast League champions. Led by up-and-coming stars Willie Davis, Ron Fairly and Frank Howard, the Indians romped to the title with a 92-61 record. Twenty-two team members later played in the major leagues. A decade later, Brumley gave up professional baseball for a ministry that stretched across a wide portion of the world.
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