David West Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet available – Former Phillies pitcher David West died on Saturday at the age of 57, according to the team. West had been battling brain cancer since he was a member of the National League championship squad in 1993. From 1993 through 1996, he played four seasons with the Phillies, appearing in 122 games.
According to inquirer.com, With the Phillies, West pitched largely out of the bullpen and had a 15-18 record and 3.50 ERA. “It’s heartbreaking,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi remarked. “Obviously, I remember playing against him with the Phillies on those important teams in the early 1990s. It’s heartbreaking. Too many folks start too young. It’s hard.”
In that 1993 season, the left-hander had his best season, appearing in 76 games as a reliever (second-most in the National League) and compiling a career-best 2.92 ERA with three saves. Against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series, he had three appearances.
“I’m not kidding when I say Westy was this lovely giant who appeared to always have a smile on his face,” Kevin Stocker said in a statement released by the club. “I had a lot of respect for David and how he handled himself on the mound.