Former Kansas City Royals pitcher and broadcaster Paul Splittorff died Wednesday from oral cancer and melanoma. He was 64.
Splittorff died at his home in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs, Mo., less than two weeks after his health woes went public.
The Kansas City Royals released a statement regarding Splittorff’s death:
The Kansas City Royals are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Royals’ Hall of Fame pitcher and broadcaster Paul Splittorff due to complications from melanoma. The all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history passed away this morning at the family home in Blue Springs, MO.
There are no details at this time regarding funeral arrangements.
Splittorff was 166-143 with a 3.81 ERA in 15 seasons and holds the Royals record for starts (392) and innings pitched (2,554 2-3). He was in his 24th season as a television analyst for Fox Sports Kansas City.
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