The Obit For Paul Lindblad

Paul Aaron Lindblad 1941 - 2006

Published in the Star-Telegram on 1/3/2006.

Paul Aaron Lindblad, 64, of Arlington passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at Fielder Road Baptist Church, 1323 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with the Rev. Don Nunn officiating. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to the St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church building fund, 6007 W Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington 76016; or the American Hospice at 866-430-CARE.

Paul was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Chanute, Kan., to the late George and Helen Walters Lindblad. He was raised in Chanute and Kansas City and was a graduate of Chanute High School and Junior College. Paul attended the University of Kansas on a baseball scholarship.

Paul was signed as a pitcher by the Kansas City Athletics baseball club in 1962, which moved to Oakland in 1967. He played there four years until he was traded in 1971 to the Washington Senators, which later became the Texas Rangers baseball club in 1972. Paul played in the major leagues for 14 years for the Oakland A's, Washington Senators, Texas Rangers and retired in 1979 from the New York Yankees.

He was a member of three World Series championship teams, two with the Oakland A's in '73 and '74, and one with the New York Yankees in 1978. Paul was the winning pitcher in the third game of the 1973 World Series against the New York Mets. He was also a member of the 1975 all-star team.

After retirement from the major leagues, Paul was a custom homebuilder for several years. He joined the minor league baseball system as a pitching coach until his illness forced him to retire in 1994.

Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting and coin collecting. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and friends.

Survivors: Wife, Kathy Lindblad of Arlington; son, Troy Lindblad and wife, Missy of Arlington; daughters, Cindy Moore and Paula Waldmann and husband, Matt, all of Arlington; brothers, Tommy Lindblad and wife, Lainey of Bonner Springs, Kan., David Lindblad and wife, Joyce of Leavenworth, Kan., Eddie Lindblad and wife, Ginger of Leavenworth, Kan. and Jeff Lindblad and wife, Joslin of Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Sara Moore, Jon Moore, David Moore, Paul Lindblad, Trent Lindblad, Aaron Fanning, Dyllon St. Romain and Danielle St. Romain.

Ex-Ranger Lindblad dies at 64

Former Rangers pitcher Paul Lindblad, 64, died Sunday in Arlington after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Lindblad, who attended Kansas on a baseball scholarship, played 14 years in the majors, pitching for the Rangers in 1972 -- the team's first year in Texas -- and again in 1977-78, Oakland, Washington and the New York Yankees.

The left-hander was a member of three World Series championship teams, two in Oakland and one with the Yankees. He won a Series game for the Athletics and also pitched in an All-Star Game.

His career record was 68-63 with a 3.29 ERA.

The funeral will be Thursday at Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Memorial gifts may be made to the St. John Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Arlington) building fund or the American Hospice by calling (866) 430-2273.