Awful, awful, awful news: Sandy Alderson lost his father this evening.
The 87-year-old John Alderson, a former Air Force pilot, was killed in St. Petersburg, Florida after being struck by an automobile.
From Sandy, via MetsBlog:
Our entire family is devastated by his loss. He was a beloved father and grandfather who will be deeply missed by all of us. He and I shared many baseball experiences over the years and he was excited about Spring Training and Opening Day at Citi Field. I am terribly saddened that we will not be able to share those new experiences together.
John Alderson served our country and protected us in THREE wars: World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Thank you, sir.
God bless him and the Alderson family.
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