CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Danny Litwhiler, who followed an 11-year major league career in the 1940s with a lifetime of coaching college players and work on inventions intended to improve the game he loved, died Friday at the age of 95.
Michigan State, one of the schools where Litwhiler coached, said Litwhiler died in Clearwater, Fla., and that his widow, Patricia, had notified the school. He also coached at Florida State.
Litwhiler played for the Phillies, Cardinals, Braves and Reds from 1940-51. He was an All-Star in 1942 with Philadelphia and was a member of the Cardinals’ 1944 championship team.