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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Seattle PI: Rick Kaminski, ‘The Peanut Man,’ dies at 67

Anyone who has ever been to a Mariners game will remember Rick. With the death of Dave Niehaus last year, and The Peanut Man this year, the two most loved figures associated with the team who never wore the uniform are now gone…

Rick Kaminski, known to generations of Mariners fans as The Peanut Man, working games since the team’s first season in 1977, has died.

Kaminski, 67, was hospitalized this week after a brain aneurysm. His partner, Candi Mindt-Keener, announced Wednesday that he died overnight at Evergreen Medical Center.

Kaminski was famous for his humor and his accurate arm tossing bags of peanuts to fans, often behind his back. He was a fixture at the Kingdome and later Safeco Field while also working other local games.

vortex of dissipation Posted: July 27, 2011 at 10:11 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Guapo Posted: July 28, 2011 at 03:33 AM (#3887345)
Sic transit gloria Peanut Man.
   2. Gonfalon B. Posted: July 28, 2011 at 04:05 AM (#3887355)
Never saw him fling a goober. Um, MR PRESIDENT.
   3. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: July 28, 2011 at 05:45 AM (#3887374)
He was quite the salty character.
   4. Leroy Kincaid Posted: July 28, 2011 at 11:45 AM (#3887406)
Is that crazy lemonade-shaking guy still around?

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