Monday, October 26, 2015

RIP - John Tsitouris

Former Athletics' and Reds' pitcher John Tsitouris passed away on October 22, 2015 in his hometown of Monroe, NC at age 79.

Tsitouris played pro ball from 1954 to 1968, and was in the majors for at least parts of  every season from 1957 to 1968 (except 1961).

After breaking in with the Tigers in 1957, he played part of '58 and '59, and all of 1960 with the Kansas City Athletics. Traded to the Reds for pitcher Joe Nuxhall, John spent the entire 1961 season in the minors, then played for the Reds from 1962-68, with most of that work coming in the 1963-65 seasons. He retired after the 1968 season.

Coincidentally, I was just reading through his SABR biography a few days ago (it may have been on the date of his death, but I don't remember).

Charlotte (NC) Observer obituary

SABR biography

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