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Longtime MLB Pitcher Scott Sanderson Dies At 62

A view of the Yankees logo behind home plate of Yankee Stadium.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: A detailed view of New York Yankees batting practice prior to the American League Wild Card Game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In some sad baseball news, Scott Sanderson, a former MLB All-Star, agent, and broadcaster has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 62 years old and had reportedly been bedridden for months.

As a player, Sanderson was a journeyman pitcher who played 19 MLB seasons for many teams including the Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland A's, California Angels, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox.

He was a member of Oakland's 1990 American League title team, but lost his only World Series start in a series sweep by the Cincinnati Reds.

Sanderson found his greatest pro success with the New York Yankees from 1991 to 1992.

In 1991, he had arguably his best year as a pro. He went 16-10 as a starter with a 3.81 earned run average and 130 strikeouts, earning his only All-Star selection in the process.

He retired in 1996 at the age of 39 with a career record of 163-143, a 3.84 career earned run average, and over 1,600 strikeouts.

In his post-baseball career, Sanderson worked briefly as a broadcaster for the Chicago Cubs.

He also became an agent, establishing offices in Chicago and Atlanta, and picking up such All-Star clients as Frank Thomas, Lance Berkman, and Josh Beckett.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Sanderson's family.