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Former Brewers pitching coach McLish dies

The man with the longest name in baseball history, Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish, passed away Thursday at the age of 84.
He spent 15 seasons in the Major Leagues with Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Cincinnati, both Chicago teams and Philadelphia between 1944-64. He went 19-8 with a 3.63 ERA for the Indians in 1959 and made his only All-Star team. 
McLish then spent 16 seasons as a pitching coach, including a stint with the Brewers from 1976-82. 
He might have been best known for that long name, which McLish explained to The Oklahoman newspaper in 1999. 
“There were eight kids in the family, and I was No. 7, and my dad didn’t get to name one of them before me,” McLish told the paper. “So he evidently tried to catch up.”
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