Friday, January 22, 2010

RIP Curt "Cuz" Motton

Another member of the Orioles family unfortunately passed away last night. Curt Motton lost his battle with stomach cancer and passed away at the age of 69.

I had the opportunity to get Curt's autograph at one of the Orioles Alumni signings at a game this past season (he's pictured at the front right of this picture) and he seemed like a really nice guy. He earned the nickname "Cuz" during his playing days because he treated everyone like family.

Curt spent 268 of his 316 MLB games with the Orioles and was used primarily as the right-handed pinch hitter during his two stints with the Birds from 1967-71 & 73-74. He was on the 1970 World Series Champion O's and was also a member of the pennant winning squads of 1969 & 1971.

Curt was the O's first base coach in 1991 and also spent time as a scout for the organization. Rest In Peace Curt, it seems like you made a lot of people happy during your time with us.

No comments: