New York, April 11th 2019.
American baseball legend and former pitcher for Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, California Angels, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox have died.
Sanderson died today of cancer. Last year, he had his voice box removed and he suffered a stroke. He was bedridden for months. Tall and handsome, he was 62.
He beat Niles West 1-0 with a one-hitter in the regional final in 1974.
Sanderson was the ace of the Yankees pitching staff in 1991 and 1992. An All-Star in 1991 and the Yankees Opening Day starter in 1992.
People are paying tribute to the late legend on social media. Here are some of the tributes posted on Facebook and twitter.
Scott Sanderson grew up 4 houses down from me. His mom still lived there early in his MLB career, and she’d let us know when he was in town. Always took the time to sign a card and answer our questions. Very kind guy. RIP pic.twitter.com/zIsA6dr6KC
— Dave Revsine (@BTNDaveRevsine) April 11, 2019
Scott Sanderson, former Cubs & White Sox pitcher, is dead today. Member of beloved 1984 Cubs team, spent six seasons with Cubs, one with Sox. Won 163 games over 19 year MLB career. pic.twitter.com/JiLeA1Er9z
— Celebrity Flatliner (@CelebFlatline) April 11, 2019