Former Brewers exec Lajoie dies

Longtime baseball man Bill Lajoie, remembered for his role in building the 1984 World Series champion Detroit Tigers and less so for the two years he spent in the Brewers front office, died in his sleep on Tuesday afternoon. He was 76.
Lajoie most recently worked as a senior advisor to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, a role similar to the one he filled for former Brewers GM Dean Taylor in 2001 and 2001. According to CBS Sportsline’s Danny Knobler, he helped convince the Brewers to draft Prince Fielder in 2002.
For more on Lajoie’s 50 years in baseball, see Kelly Thesier’s story on
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