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Yankees Exec and Former Rye Resident Passes

Former Rye resident and long-time baseball exec Bill Bergesch died on Tuesday. This from Yankees.com:

"The New York Yankees mourn the passing of Bill Bergesch, who died on Tuesday at a retirement home in Stamford, Conn., at age 89.

Bergesch first joined the Yankees organization as the club's traveling secretary and stadium manager from 1964 through 1967 before returning to the Yankees in 1978 as director of scouting. In 1980, he was named vice president of baseball operations and remained in the post until resigning in October 1984. From 1991-92, he was Yankees assistant general manager under Gene Michael before becoming a senior advisor in the Yankees baseball operations department from 1993-94. Since that time, Bergesch was a regular fixture at Yankees spring training and an advisor to the organization…

Bergesch was a resident of Mamaroneck, N.Y., for more than 30 years, later moving to Rye, N.Y. He moved to Stamford, Conn., in 2005, a year and a half after the death of his wife, Virginia."


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