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 Post subject: Dave Roberts Died
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:10 pm 
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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09009/940777-100.stm

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Dave Roberts, a left-handed pitcher who played for the 1979 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates during a 13-year career in the majors, died of lung cancer today. He was 64.

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 Post subject: Re: Dave Roberts Died
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Dave lived about 20 minutes from me in Short Gap. I didn't really know him, but ran into him at sporting events.*sigh*


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 Post subject: Re: Dave Roberts Died
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:30 pm 
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I read that he died from asbestos poisoning related to working as a boliermaker during his off seasons. Times sure have changed.

God speed Dave.


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 Post subject: Re: Dave Roberts Died
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:22 pm 
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Sad. I still remember he was the only Pirates player left on the bench in a 14 inning late 70's game at San Diego. Bill Robinson hit three homers.


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 Post subject: Re: Dave Roberts Died
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I also remember that Dave Roberts was the only one of the 25 man roster of the 1979 Pirates who did not play in the Series.


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