Monday, March 5, 2018

Former Sox Reliever Sammy Stewart Dies At Age 63

Stewart (L) with Clemens (Getty Images)
Sammy Stewart, a free-spirited reliever for the 1986 American League Champion Red Sox, has passed away at the far too young age of 63. Stewart pitched just one season in Boston—going 4-1, with a 4.38 ERA in 27 games. He did not pitch in the post-season that year for Boston. Stewart had been troubled by substance abuse issues for years, and the cause of his death has yet to be determined. Stewart did win a World Series Championship with the Baltimore Orioles in 1983. Over his 10-year MLB career, he was 59-48 with a 3.59 ERA over 359 games. He averaged about 5 1/2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.