Alex Grammas Dies At Age 93

Alex Grammas, mainstay on Sparky Anderson’s coaching staffs, died last week at age 93, the Detroit News has reported.

Alex Grammas, who spent 12 seasons as the Detroit Tigers’ third-base coach and was widely considered one of the nice men in baseball, has died.

He died at his Birmingham, Alabama, home Friday, his former catcher in Cincinnati, Johnny Bench, said over the weekend. Grammas was 93.

Grammas was on Sparky Anderson’s staff in Detroit frpm 1980 through 1991.

“He was Sparky’s right-hand man,” said Dan Petry, who pitched for the Tigers from 1979-87, and again from 1990-91.

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