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Mel Stottlemyre “fighting for his life”

Update | Mel Stottlemyre’s wife, Jean, tells the NY Daily News that he is doing much better after the health scare.

“He’s doing much better. We saw a big turnaround with Mel over the last 24 hours. He’s not in a life-threatening situation.”

Stottlemyre was initially hospitalized on Wednesday due to a bad reaction to his chemotherapy medicine.

“It’s not the cancer,” Jean says. “It was that he got sick from the chemo medicine. He was given antibiotics to fight infection and he’s responded well.”

 

Original post | According to a Facebook post by one of his sons, former Yankees pitcher and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre is in the hospital “fighting for his life.”

The 75-year-old Monument Park enshrine was diagnosed with multiple myeloma back in 2000. After being in remission for a few years, the cancer reappeared in 2011 and he has been fighting ever since.

“Calling all prayer warriors during this holiday season,” Todd Stottlemyre’s post reads. “My father is in the hospital fighting for his life. He has battled cancer for 16 years. He is the greatest champion that I have ever met. I’m praying hard for you Dad. I love you pops. Please lock arms with me and pray for all of our loved ones who are fighting.”

We here at Bronx Pinstripes are keeping the Stottlemyre’s in our prayers.

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