Former All-Star pitcher Sanderson dies at 62

CHICAGO — Scott Sanderson, the right-hander who helped the Chicago Cubs make two playoff appearances and was a member of four postseason teams during a 19-year career, died Thursday. He was 62.

An official with Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, where Sanderson was a member, told The Associated Press on Thursday the family confirmed the death to the club. The cause of death wasn’t provided.

The Cubs held a moment of silence in honor of Sanderson before Thursday night’s game.

“Scotty was such a good guy,” said Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who spent three seasons with Sanderson in Anaheim when Maddon was a coach for the Angels. “Really thoughtful, kind – oh man, just a wonderful man.

“I saw him at the Cubs Convention a couple years ago, and we really had a fun conversation. … It’s just a shame. I didn’t know he was that ill.”

A Chicago-area product, Sanderson was 163-143 with a 3.84 earned-run average for Montreal (1978-83), the Cubs (1984-89), Oakland (1990), New York Yankees (1991-92), Los Angeles Angels (1993, 1995-96), San Francisco (1993) and Chicago White Sox (1994). He made the playoffs with Montreal (1981), the Cubs (1984, 1989) and Athletics (1990), and was an All-Star with the Yankees (1991).

Sanderson was later an agent.

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