Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Former Mariner Russ Swan dies after fall

  1. #1
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,564

    Former Mariner Russ Swan dies after fall



    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...webswan01.html

    KENNEWICK, Wash. Russ Swan, a left-handed pitcher who spent parts of six seasons with three major league teams, is dead following a fall in which he hit his head, friends and relatives told the Tri-City Herald.

    Swan, 42, a Kennewick High graduate who played for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Cleveland Indians, died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, said his sister, Michelle, and a longtime friend, Leo Price.

    Swan's sister said he was taken to the hospital April 17 after being found unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., without his wallet or identification papers.

    "He had been doing better," Michelle said. "Last Sunday (April 23,) they ran a CAT scan and the data was showing he had been improving. Then (Wednesday afternoon) a code blue was called and he was gone. They thought the cause was a blood clot."

    Doctors believed Russ had been stabilized before the sudden change on Wednesday "but they weren't sure of the extent of the head injury," Price said.

    A hospital nursing supervisor would not discuss Swan's death, the newspaper reported.

    Swan enrolled at Spokane Community College, then Texas A&M and was drafted three times in January 1984 by the Houston Astros, that June by the Mariners and in June 1986 by the Giants, with whom he signed.

    He made his major league debut with the Giants on Aug. 3, 1989 but the next May was traded to the Mariners. His best season was with Seattle in 1991, when he was 6-2 in 63 appearances with a 3.43 earned run average. Swan's playing career ended in 1994 when he was released by the Indians after compiling a career 14-22 record in 168 appearances. He later became a pitching coach at Washington State University and in the Colorado Rockies organization.

    Survivors include his wife Mellissa, daughter Erin and son Kelly
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Red Taylor
    Guest

    Re: Former Mariner Russ Swan dies after fall

    Sad news. It sounds like there might be a murderer running loose out there somewhere. Hopefully the police find some answers and get this guy.

  4. #3
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    55,604

    Re: Former Mariner Russ Swan dies after fall

    Sad, have to think it wasn't an accident.
    Go Gators!


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25