- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) - Paul Splittorff, the winningest pitcher in Kansas City Royals history and a popular television announcer for the team, is being treated for oral cancer and melanoma.

The Royals said Monday the family had confirmed that Splittorff, 64, had been admitted to an area hospital.

A left-hander, Splittorff won 166 games in a 15-year career and in 1973 became the first Royals pitcher to win 20 games. He retired in 1984. He was entering his 24th season as a Royals broadcaster. He had also worked for many years broadcasting college basketball.



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