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Cleveland Indians minor league coach Ken Rowe passes away

Longtime pitching coach Ken Rowe passed away last week. Rowe had been with the Indians organization since 1991.

Jason Miller

Former MLB pitcher Ken Rowe passed away last week from pneumonia, according to the Plain Dealer. Rowe spent the last 22 years working as a pitching coach and player adviser for the Cleveland Indians' minor-league system. Rowe was 78.

Rowe pitched professionally for 15 seasons, and appeared in the majors during the 1963, '64, and '65 seasons. In that time, he compiled 45 innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Orioles.

Rowe started working for the Indians organization in 1991, when he was hired as the pitching coach of the Class AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox. More recently, Rowe worked as the pitching coach for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Class A affiliate of the Indians.

Prior to his coaching career with the Indians, Rowe worked in the Orioles organization. In 1985 and 1986, he served as pitching coach of the Baltimore Orioles.

Friends are invited to send their condolences to the Rowe Family, 347 Princeton Drive, Dallas, Ga., 30157.

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