Father of Yankees’ Brosius Dies
NEW YORK (AP) _ Maury Brosius, who watched son Scott win the MVP award of the 1998 World Series, died Sunday in Oregon. He was 56.
Maury Brosius was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. Scott, the New York Yankees third baseman, missed five games from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 to visit his father in McMinnville, Ore.
Brosius learned of his father’s death shortly before the Yankees faced Boston. Brosius started against the Red Sox and was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat, then picked off second base.
Last year, Brosius hit .300 with 19 home runs and 98 RBIs in the regular season. With his father attending the final two games at San Diego, Brosius batted .471 with two homers and six RBIs in the World Series sweep against the San Diego Padres.
Brosius has struggled this year, batting .249 with 14 home runs and 65 RBIs. He recently ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the worst skid by a Yankees hitters in eight years.
Brosius ended Sunday’s game hitless in 11 at-bats and in a 1-for-21 slump.