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Monday, June 25, 2012

Padres bullpen coach Akerfelds dies at 50

RIP, Darrel Akerfelds.

SAN DIEGO—Padres bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, the longest-tenured member of the coaching staff, lost his nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday in Phoenix. He was 50.

Guapo Posted: June 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. booond Posted: June 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4165618)
Ugh. RIP
   2. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: June 25, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4165631)
Both of my grandmothers died of pancreatic cancer. I'm surprised that he lived for two years. Hopefully he made the most of them.
   3. puck Posted: June 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM (#4165673)
He was a local, Columbine High (yeah, that one).
   4. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: June 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4165674)
Pancreatic cancer sucks. RIP.

I recall when Akerfelds was nicknamed "KOOL-FM" because of his 94.5 spring training ERA.

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