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Former Twins pitcher Pastore dead at 55

Posted by: Brian Stensaas Updated: December 18, 2012 - 10:35 PM

News came from Los Angeles on Tuesday that former Twins pitcher Frank Pastore died Monday from injuries he sustained last month in a motorcycle accident on the 210 Freeway.

Pastore, 55, pitched for the Twins in 1986, his final year in a Major League uniform. He pitched in 33 games for the Twins that summer, finishing 3-1 with two saves and a 4.01 ERA.

Pastore, who spent most of his career with Cincinnati, went on to host a conservative Christian radio talk show after baseball.

He talked about his mortality on his final radio show, according to his obituary from the Los Angeles Times.

"You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right? At any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, without any blinkers – not that I'm angry about it – at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210. But that's not me, that's my body parts. And that key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian worldview," he said
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