Ex-Mets and Phillies pitcher dies at 57, joining 5 other ex-Phillies to die of brain cancer recently
Former Mets prospect and pitcher David West, who also pitched for the Phillies, has died of brain cancer at 57 , the Phillies announced on Saturday.
West was a fourth-round pick of the Mets in the 1993 MLB Draft, and he pitched two seasons for them, before spending four seasons with the Minnesota Twins, including 1991, when they won the World Series.
West was traded to the Phillies on Dec. 5, 1992, spent four seasons in Philadelphia, then finished his career with the Boston Red Sox in 1998. He pitched in 1997 with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan.
With the Phillies in 1993-96, West, a member of the 1993 National League championship team, made 122 appearances, mostly out of the bullpen. He had a 15-18 record and a 3.50 …
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