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01/19/11 3:30 PM EST
Former Dodgers Hartsfield, Beringer pass away
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Roy Hartsfield and Carroll Beringer, coaches on Walt Alston's Dodgers staff, passed away in recent days. Hartsfield, who coached for the Dodgers from 1969-72 as part of a 19-year run in the organization, died on Saturday in Georgia at the age of 85. A memorial service will be held this Saturday at Ellijay First United Methodist Church in Ball Ground, Ga., at 2 p.m. ET. Hartsfield played three years in the Major Leagues for the Boston Braves and was traded to the Dodgers for Andy Pafko. He never played in the Major Leagues for the Dodgers, but managed in the Minor Leagues before joining Alston's staff. He also went on to become the first manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. Beringer, the bullpen coach for the Dodgers from 1967-72, died on Monday in Irving, Texas, at the age of 82. A prayer service will be held on Thursday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole at 6:30 p.m. CT and the funeral will be Friday at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Beringer later coached with the Phillies in a 33-year baseball career that included 142 wins and a 2.98 ERA in the Minor Leagues, although he never pitched in the Major Leagues.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.