Yankees mourn passing of Billy Connors

Connors served three stints as the club's pitching coach in 1989-90, 1994-95 and 2000

Statement from Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner regarding the passing of Billy Connors:

The Yankees organization mourns the passing of Billy Connors, who was a close and trusted friend of my family for many years. Since joining the Yankees at the conclusion of the 1988 season, Billy contributed to the organization in countless ways over his long career as a pitching coach, executive and advisor. On behalf of the Yankees and the Steinbrenner family, I extend our deepest condolences to Billy's family, friends and loved ones.