Tuesday, October 13, 2015

RIP - Dean Chance

Former Angels' and Twins' pitcher Dean Chance passed away in his hometown of Wooster, OH on October 11, 2015 at age 74.

Chance pitched for 11 seasons (1961-71), and led the AL in wins, ERA, complete games, and shutouts in 1964. He also won the the Cy Young Award that season, at age 23 the youngest winner up to that time.

A member of the 1961 expansion Angels, he threw out the first pitch in the Angels' 50th Anniversary game in 2011, and was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame in August 2015.

 LA Times obituary

Minneapolis Star-Tribune obituary

NY Times obituary



Jim from Downingtown said...

Less than a week ago, I was looking at my 1967 cards and discovered that 8 of the 10 Angels' pitchers in that set are deceased, and now this...

Jim from Downingtown said...

From the NY Times obit:

"He was also known as a good-time Charlie who served as a wingman for one of the game’s legendary night prowlers and ladies’ men, the pitcher Bo Belinsky."