Padres, Cubs manager dead at 85

Updated: January 13, 2009, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Preston Gomez, who managed the expansion San Diego Padres and later guided the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs during a six-decade career in baseball, died Tuesday. He was 85.

Gomez died in Fullerton, Calif. He never fully recovered from head injuries sustained last March when he was hit by a pickup truck while walking to his car in Blythe, Calif.

Gomez worked for the Angels for more than 25 years, and was on his way back from the team's spring training camp in Tempe, ...

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