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    Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Man, what a horrible thing to hear. I've met him and talked to him several times. One of the nicest guys you will find. He's struggled physically for the last couple years but I had no idea this was going on. Rumors were stroke-related. What a class act. I will hope for a miracle.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Heard that this afternoon on 810, bummer.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Didnt he call quite a few Cyclone games?



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Man, this is terrible news. Lost the Quiz several years ago and now Split.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    He was an awesome Big 8 and 12 announcer. That's terrible news.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Absolutely terrible news Split was a great pitcher for the Royals when they were good.

    I will pray for Paul and his family....



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    That's too bad.....I really enjoyed listening to his commentary during our basketball games. He was good even though he was usually paired up with that dope Dave Armstrong.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by CyclonesRule View Post
    Man, this is terrible news. Lost the Quiz several years ago and now Split.
    And the catcher off that team too. Darrel somebody I think. That's awful I can't recall his last name.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    And the catcher off that team too. Darrel somebody I think. That's awful I can't recall his last name.

    Darrell Porter......"Double Barrel Darrell"


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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Sad story. Split was the first major leaguer I ever met when I was about 7 or 8. The Royals used to do the winter caravan to Des Moines and I got his autograph along with Al Fitzmorris at Merle Hay Mall.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Former Morningside Chiefs pitcher in Sioux City.



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    apparently no body gave the royals a "win one for old splitty" speech.. they are getting bombed....



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    Re: Former Royals pitcher Splittorff fighting terminal cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhawkdmb View Post
    apparently no body gave the royals a "win one for old splitty" speech.. they are getting bombed....
    Went to the game tonight. Rough day for Royals fans. Still in shock from the news on Splitt.



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