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Services Today for Former Cards Pitcher Von McDaniel

Oklahoman Published: August 22, 1995

HOLLIS - Services for former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Von McDaniel will be at 1 p.m. today at the Hollis Church of Christ.

McDaniel, 56, suffered a heart attack and stroke and died early Sunday morning in the Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

A native of Hollis and the brother of major-league pitcher Lindy McDaniel, Von McDaniel and Lindy played together for two years with St. Louis. Von McDaniel posted a 7-5 record with 3.22 ERA his rookie year in 1957. He appeared in only two games in 1958.

Lindy McDaniel played in the majors from 1955-1975, and his career included stops with the Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals.

Four years older than than Von, Lindy McDaniel compiled a 141-119 record, including seven double-figure win seasons. He had 172 saves.

After his baseball career, Von McDaniel worked as a farmer, accountant and preacher and was living in Dodson, Texas, at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife, Tilly, four daughters, two brothers, one sister and his parents. BIOG: NAME:

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