Former Relief Pitcher for Pirates,
Dead at 62
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Fred Green, a left-handed relief
pitcher and a member of the 1960 World Series champion Pittsburgh
Pirates, died of a heart attack Sunday. He was 62.
Green died at the home of his mother, Edna Green, in Titusville, N.J.
Green entered the Pirates' farm system during the 1950s. In his five-year major
league career, he appeared in 88 games with a 9-7 record, and had
four saves and a 3.48 ERA in 142 innings.
``He was a journeyman ...a good, friendly guy who'd had to work like hell to get where
he was,'' said Nellie King, a former Pirates player and
broadcaster. ``But there are great players who never played on a
championship team. He did.''
Green retired from baseball in 1964. At the time of his death, he was a manager with Leaseway
Transportation Co. of Chicago. In addition to his wife and mother,
Green is survived by two sons, Greg, of Pittsburgh, and Gary, of
Dallas, a former major-league shortstop and now a coach for the
minor league Toledo Mud Hens.