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Frank Castillo (1969-2013)

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The York Revolution organization is stunned to learn about the passing of former pitcher Frank Castillo.  He drowned in an Arizona lake on Sunday, July 28.  He was 44.

Castillo pitched professionally for 21 years after being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1987.  He made his MLB debut with the Cubs in 1991, and pitched for them until the mid-way point of the 1997 season when he was traded to the Colorado Rockies.  He also pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins in 13 MLB seasons, last appearing in the big leagues in 2005.  In all he pitched in 297 Major League games, starting 268.

Frank Castillo retired a Rev, after pitching for York during the inaugural 2007 season and again in 2008.  In 2007 he made 19 appearances for the Revolution, 16 of which were starts.  He went 8-4 that season, with a 3.75 ERA.  In ’08 he made the final seven appearances of his career, five starts, posting a 1-0 record.

Castillo is the first former Revolution player to have passed away.  Castillo will be honored at Sovereign Bank Stadium prior to the game against Camden on Tuesday, July 30.  He was a native of El Paso, Texas.

-Paul Braverman

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One response

  1. Chuck youcheff

    The 30th is today, not Wednesday….

    July 30, 2013 at 10:21 am

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