Dick Tidrow Obituary – Cause of Death – Passed Away : Dick Tidrow, a double cross World Series champ, one of the game’s first extraordinary set-up relievers, and a long-lasting baseball chief. He passed on startlingly in Lee’s Summit, Mo., on July 10 at 74 years old.
His demise was reported by the San Francisco Giants, where he went through almost 30 years working in an assortment of positions, from scout to senior counsel to the leader of baseball activities. Tidrow played for the Cleveland Indians (1972-74), New York Yankees (1975-79), Chicago Cubs (1979-82), Chicago White Sox (1983) and New York Mets (1984).
The Giants noticed that Tidrow had a specific present for assessing pitchers and drove the pushes to draft Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum and Madison Bungarner. “Our whole association is crushed by the information on Dick’s passing,” said Giants president and CEO Larry Baer in a proclamation. “Such a large amount our prosperity over these previous thirty years is straightforwardly connected to Dick’s commitments. He will be really missed by us all, and our considerations are with [wife] Mari Jo and his whole family during this troublesome time.”
Richard William Tidrow was brought into the world in San Francisco on May 14, 1947. At the point when he was a sophomore at Mount Eden High School in Hayward, Calif., he was moved from the JV ball club to the varsity crew to make a crisis start. In that beginning in 1963, he tossed a 5-hit, 5-2 win while striking out 11 hitters. In 1965, Tidrow praised his eighteenth birthday celebration by tossing a no-hitter against Sunset. He permitted only 2 strolls and didn’t allow a solitary ball to arrive at the outfield. That was one several no-hitters that he tossed that late spring, with the other one being for the Bill Coady Post in American Legion ball.
Obviously, Tidrow’s pitching heroics got him drafted interestingly, by the Washington Senators in the seventeenth Round of the June 1965 Amateur Draft. He rather decided to go to Chabot College, where he was drafted three additional occasions, remembering for the First Round in January 1966 by the San Francisco Giants. “I need to play professional ball, and if the offer is correct I will sign with them,” Tidrow said on June of 1966, after he had been drafted for the third time, this one by the Reds. He had haggled with the Senators and Giants, he added, yet “we were unable to come to cash terms.”