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Former Cubs general manager Saltwell dies
CHICAGO (AP) Eldred “Salty” Saltwell, who worked in a variety of roles including general manager and vice president over 30 years with the Chicago Cubs, has died, the team said Tuesday. He was 96.
The Cubs said his death Sunday was not related to the novel coronavirus.
Saltwell arrived in Chicago in 1958 and served as concession manager, traveling secretary, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, secretary, general manager, vice president and consultant. He replaced John Holland as GM following the 1975 season and lasted one year in that role, drawing criticism for trading shortstop Don Kessinger and first baseman Andre Thornton as the Cubs finished fourth in the NL East at 75-87.MORE
|General Batting (Rank)|
|Home Runs:||256 (6)|
|Stolen Bases:||45 (29)|
|Total Bases:||2468 (11)|
|General Pitching (Rank)|
|Earned Run Average:||4.10 (7)|
|Runs Allowed:||717 (8)|
|Run Support:||5.08 (10)|