Scott Sanderson Chicago Cubs All-Star Pitcher Dies at 62

Scott Sanderson, the right-handed all-star pitcher who helped the Chicago Cubs secure two playoff spots, and during his 19 years in baseball participated in four postseasons with different teams, died on April 11, 2019. He was 62 years old.

The Associated Press was informed by a representative of Conway Golf Club, where the baseball player played at, said the family notified the club of his death. The cause of death is unknown.

Sanderson had was 164-143, and an ERA of 3.84.

He played for:

  • Montreal Expos – 1978-83
  • The Chicago Cubs – 1984-89
  • Oakland A’s – 1990
  • NY Yankees – 1991-92
  • LA Angels – 1993, 1995-96
  • San Francisco Giants – 1993
  • Chicago White Sox – 1994

He made the playoffs for:

  • Montreal Expos – 1981
  • The Chicago Cubs – 1984, 1989
  • Oakland A’s – 1990

In 1991, he was chosen to play on the  NY Yankees All-Star Team.

After retiring, Sanderson worked as an agent. On April 11, the Chicago Cubs held a moment of silence to honor Sanderson before the game.

The Chicago Cubs tweeted on their official Twitter on April 11: “We are very saddened by the recent passing of former Cubs pitcher Scott Sanderson. We send our thoughts, prayers and, condolences to his friends and family members.”

Written by Barbara Sobel


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