- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Lee Pfund has died. He was 96.

Pfund was the father of former Los Angeles Lakers coach and Miami Heat general manager Randy Pfund. The Heat announced Lee Pfund’s death on Friday.

Lee Pfund only was with the Dodgers for part of the 1945 season, making 15 appearances with the team. He was 3-2 with a 5.20 ERA, and the Dodgers won eight of the 10 games he started.

His final appearance for Brooklyn was July 5, 1945, his season cut short by a knee injury.

After his baseball career ended, he became baseball and basketball coach at Wheaton College in his native Illinois. Wheaton’s baseball stadium is named in his honor, and his basketball team there won the 1957 NCAA Collegiate Division national championship.


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