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Ray Sadecki, 1940-2014

Ray Sadecki's 1971 Topps baseball card
Ray Sadecki’s 1971 Topps baseball card

Former New York Mets pitcher Ray Sadecki died Monday in Mesa, Ariz., from complications of blood cancer, according to his obituary in the Kansas City Star. He was 73.

Sadecki was part of the 1973 National League champion Mets team that lost to the Oakland Athletics in the World Series. He had a 30-25 record and a 3.36 ERA in 165 games for the Mets from 1970-74 and in 1977.

2 thoughts on “Ray Sadecki, 1940-2014

  1. Sadecki was the Cardinals pitcher that the Cubs originally wanted for Lou Brock in 1964. The Cardinals wouldn’t part with him, though, and Ernie Broglio was offered instead.


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