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Old 11-07-2017, 09:28 AM
jamokes jamokes is offline
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Default RIP Rick Stelmaszek

Espn reported that former major leaguer and long time Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek passed away after a battle with cancer.

Rick was a Chicago native who went to Mendel HS on the far southside. RIP my friend.
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:05 AM
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I saw that he was waked on the East Side and buried out of Sacred Heart in the family's old neighborhood (Vets Park). A Chicagoan to the end. I knew a younger sibling, did not know him. Good people. RIP.

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Old 12-03-2017, 02:15 PM
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Condolences to his family and friends. I remember his time with the Cubs and thought he was a good player who deserved a longer look than he got with them.

I worked with a guy who knew him, they grew up in the same neighborhood.
R.I.P. Rick Stelmaszek

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Old 12-03-2017, 09:57 PM
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Rick worked the winters for the Chicago Park District in the mid '70's and he was working at White Park ( 122nd and May) in the winter of 1974-75 and I had the opportunity to pitch rubber balls to him in the gym. He never missed a pitch and I could remember on day the Sun Times had quoted Bob Kennedy saying the Cubs were looking for a catcher who could hit lefthanded. Rick was on the Cubs and that's what he was, a left handed hitting catcher. He wasn't happy about it. The Cubs never gave him a chance. But he had a great career as a Twins coach.
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