Former Yankees manager dies

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, Last Updated: 4:23 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Former New York Yankees manager Clyde King died Tuesday. He was 86 years old.

The Yankees said King passed away at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C.

King had been a member of the Yankees organization since 1976, serving in numerous capacities. He was a pitching coach, manager, general manager and advisor.

"Clyde was a loyal and dedicated friend and adviser to my father, our family and the Yankees organization," said Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner. "Although his baseball achievements were impressive and deserving, he also lived a rich and fulfilling life away from the game. Clyde was a man of great faith who cared deeply about his friends and family, and he served as a role model to so many of us who had the great opportunity to spend time with him. We mourn Clyde's passing with his wonderful wife, Norma, and the entire King family."

King was part of the Yankees coaching staff in 1978, 1981, 1982 and '88, serving as manager for the final 62 games of the '82 season when the team posted a record of 29-33. He also served as general manager from 1984-86.


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