From Terrance Harris at the New Orleans Times-Picayune on May 11, 2013:
Lenny Yochim, a hard-throwing left-handed pitcher for the New Orleans Pelicans and Pittsburgh Pirates, died Saturday afternoon surrounded by family at his home in River Ridge. He was 84.
His daughter-in-law Linda Yochim confirmed that he died of complications from congestive heart failure.
Yochim, a native of New Orleans, leaves behind a long legacy in baseball first as a player starting in 1947 and then later as a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Best known for his screwball and curveball, Yochim was a highly touted prospect when he was signed by the Pirates organization in 1947 out of Holy Cross High School. Circumstances and a sore arm limited him to just two short stints with the big league club in 1951 and 1954.
His major league career consisted of 28.1 innings, a 1-2 record, 12 strikeouts and a 7.62 ERA.
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Originally published: May 14, 2013. Last Updated: May 14, 2013.