Ron Stillwell

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Ronald Roy Stillwell

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Ron Stillwell, the father of Kurt Stillwell, was like his son a middle infielder in the major leagues. Another son, Rod Stillwell, played in the minor leagues. Ron played in 1961 and 1962 with the Washington Senators. The Senators lost at least 100 games each season.

Stillwell attended the University of Southern California from 1959 to 1961. In his final season, he was captain of the team that won the 1961 College World Series. Don Buford, Marcel Lachemann and Tom Satriano were there at the same time. He signed with Washington only a week after graduating, on June 21st and made his major league debut in short order, on July 3rd.

He played for Regina in the amateur Canadian-American League in 1959. A collision with an outfielder while playing Triple A ball cut his playing career short.

He later became head coach at Thousand Oaks High School. He also coached at Moorpark College and at California Lutheran College. His record was 139-126-1 at Cal Lutheran from 1972-1978.

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