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Hub Kittle

Died: Feb. 10, 2004 in Yakima, Wash.


Hub Kittle, who was the Cardinals' pitching coach when the team won the 1982 World Series, died Feb. 10, 2004 in Yakima, Wash. He was 86.

He had been a special assignment pitching coach for the Mariners for the past five seasons. He was the pitching coach for the Cardinals from 1981-83 and the Astros from 1971-75.

His baseball career began in 1936 as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League. According to his obituary, his playing career lasted for six decades including throwing a perfect inning for a Triple-A team in 1980 when he was 63.

He is also reported to have won 1,329 games as a minor league manager.

Source: Associated Press