Advertisement
Username Password  
Forgot Password?
New Here? Click here to sign up.



  BLOGS
Blogs Home
 
Wednesday Aug 16th, 2017  

 Dal Canton loses battle with cancer
posted 8 years ago

ATLANTA -- While evaluating the pitching greatness that helped the Braves win 14 consecutive division titles, it's easy to remember the contributions provided by Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Leo Mazzone. What's often forgotten is the foundation that Bruce Dal Canton provided for Glavine, Smoltz and countless other pitchers who made their way to the Majors through the Braves organization over the past 25 years. But whenever Braves president John Schuerholz remembers those great teams he constructed as the club's general manager during the past two decades, he'll never forget Dal Canton's contributions. "He was a great human being and a great friend," Schuerholz said. "He contributed greatly to our success. I don't know a pitcher from our organization in the last 18 to 20 years who wasn't impacted by him." Dal Canton's impact on the Braves organization will be realized for years to come. But his days as a great educator have come to a close. The long-time pitching coach lost his battle against esophageal cancer on Tuesday night. He was 66. "He loved working with the kids," Schuerholz said. "While battling this horrible disease he talked about getting back next year and helping the kids. He was a great man and we'll miss him dearly." Dal Canton, a former Major League pitcher who went 51-49 during a 12-year career with the Pirates, Royals, Braves, and White Sox, spent the past 26 years in the Atlanta organization. During the early years of his career, Schuerholz completed a trade to bring Dal Canton to the Royals. On Aug. 14, 1972, Dal Canton set a Kansas City record by retiring 23 consecutive Yankees batters.

0 Comments | Add a comment  

 

FAVORITE BLOGS

2011 Belmont Stakes Picks - Revenge for Animal Kingdom?

posted 6 years ago
NBA Previews for Monday

posted 5 years ago
Stars\' youngsters shine in preseason win over St. Louis

posted 8 years ago
NBA Trends New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors

posted 5 years ago
I just make picks

posted 8 years ago
Free NHL Pick St. Louis at Phoenix Thursday

posted 4 years ago
UFC 135 Picks - Quinton Jackson vs Jon Jones Can Rampage pull upset?

posted 6 years ago
Scherzer taking steps toward \'09 in AFL

posted 8 years ago
Mosley Mailbag begins in 3-2-1

posted 8 years ago
Cardinals’ Boldin to rest vs. Dallas

posted 8 years ago
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg

posted 5 years ago
Vets need to Cowboy Up

posted 9 years ago
Free MLB Picks Twins at Yankees Tuesday

posted 5 years ago
Dodgers add Kuo to NLCS roster

posted 8 years ago
Online Horse Betting - A Look At The Gulfstream Oaks 2011

posted 6 years ago
Belmont Park Horse Race Picks - $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes Saturday, May 14, 2011

posted 6 years ago
Duke at Maryland Saturday Night

posted 4 years ago
Quiet now, but just wait

posted 8 years ago
Who\'s leading the Heisman race?

posted 8 years ago
Utah Falls 110-107 to Celtics - Recap

posted 4 years ago
Spin Forward: Cubs can\'t allow walks

posted 8 years ago
Naming rights to Chase Field pool up for grabs

posted 8 years ago
Bosox-Rays renew rivalry, Manny in middle of NLCS

posted 8 years ago
2011 Kansas City Chiefs what they will do with free agency

posted 6 years ago
Free Picks and Plays for Friday Night

posted 5 years ago
ProElite faces allegations of fixing the Slice-Petruzelli fight

posted 8 years ago
Where will Nate Marquardt go after Kicked out of UFC?

posted 6 years ago
Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings

posted 4 years ago
Free NFL Week 17 Predictions

posted 4 years ago
UFC 131 Results: Will Kenny Florian receive a title shot versus Jose Aldo?

posted 6 years ago

  Return to Blogs








My Home | My Picks | My Profile | Betting Tools | Groups | Blogs | How It Works | Rules | About | Contact

Copyright © 2017 Odds Breakers. All rights reserved.