Thursday, August 18, 2016

RIP - Mike Brumley

Mid-1960s Senators' catcher Mike Brumley passed away on August 8, 2016 at age 78.

Brumley played in the Dodgers' farm system from 1957-63.

He was acquired by the Senators prior to the 1964 season and was their #1 catcher that year. Mike split the catching with Doug Camilli in 1965, then spent most of 1966 with Washington's AAA team in Hawaii, but did play 9 games with the Sens in his final MLB season.

After missing the '67 and '68 seasons, he played for the Astros' AAA team from 1969-70.

Brumley retired after 1970 and became a Baptist minister, and was the chaplain for the 1984 US Olympic team.

His son Mike was an infielder for several teams from 1987-95.

Spokane, WA obituary

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