Archive for Friday, October 10, 2008

Ex-pitcher Dal Canton dies

October 10, 2008

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— Bruce Dal Canton, a former high school teacher who turned a good showing at a tryout camp into a lengthy career as a major-league pitcher and coach, has died. He was 66. Dal Canton went 51-49 with a 3.67 earned-run average from 1967-77 with Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Atlanta and the Chicago White Sox. Dal Canton went 8-2 with Pittsburgh in 1969 and then 9-4 with the 1970 NL East champions. After that season, the Pirates traded him with Freddie Patek to Kansas City.

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