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DAVID ALBRIGHT, a lefthander who pitched in the minor leagues for the Royals organization from 1979-1982, died March 7 in Liberty, Mo. He was 63.

DAVE ALEXANDER, who served as head baseball coach at Purdue from 1978-1991 and later worked as a scout for the Mariners, died Feb. 26 in Lafayette, Ind. He was 79.

Alexander guided the Boilermakers to a 407-378-7 record in 14 seasons and led the team to its first NCAA Tournament apperance in 1987.

JOHNNY ANTONELLI, a lefthander who pitched 12 years in the major leagues, including seven seasons with the Giants, died Feb. 28 in Rochester, N.Y. He was 89.

Antonelli amassed a 126-110, 3.34 career record during his big league career, made six all-star teams and helped the Giants win the 1954 World Series. His best season came in 1954 when he led the league in ERA (2.30) and was named the Sporting News Pitcher of the Year.

GERALD AUGER, who played in the minor leagues in 1959, died Feb. 20 in Elm Grove, Wis. He was 80.

a second baseman who played in the minor leagues

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