Mel Stottlemyre, former New York Yankees All Star pitcher and later coach, has died at the age of 77.
Stottlemyre had been first diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1999, fighting the disease for two decades. During his time with the Yankees, Stottlemyre appeared in the World Series his rookie year, and earned five all star appearances.
After retiring, Stottlemyre became a pitching coach for the New York Mets, winning a World Series with the team in 1986. He later came back to the team as a pitching coach during their run of success from 1996-2005, winning the World Series four times.
He is survived by his wife, Sean, and two sons,Todd and Mel Jr., both of whom pitched in the majors. He had another son, Jason, who died of cancer in 1981.