Tuesday, June 6, 2017
RIP - Herm Starrette
Ex-Orioles' pitcher and long-time pitching coach Herm Starrette passed away on June 2, 2017 at age 80.
Starrette pitched for the Orioles in 1963 (and also briefly in '64 and '65), but was better known as a pitching coach for many teams.
He coached in the Orioles' farm system from 1966-71, contributing to the development of the young arms coming up through that system.
Herm moved up to the majors in 1974, and spent 28 years coaching and/or instructing for the Braves, Orioles, Giants, Phillies, Brewers, Cubs, Expos, and Red Sox.
I first became aware of Starrette when Dallas Green tabbed him as his pitching coach for the 1979-81 Phillies.