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Former Reds pitcher Frank Pastore injured in motorcycle accident

November 21, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • A Frank Pastore baseball card
A Frank Pastore baseball card (Topps )

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore, who in recent years hosted a radio show on Glendale's KKLA, is in critical condition after his motorcycle was hit by a car on the 210 Freeway on Monday night.

"Last night Frank Pastore was in a motorcycle accident," a statement on the KKLA website reads. "We do not know how extensive his injuries are, but we know they are serious. Please keep him and his family in your prayers."

Pastore has been the host of "The Frank Pastore Show" since 2004.

California Highway Patrol officials said a woman driving a Hyundai Sonata was eastbound when she lost control of her car and drifted over to the carpool lane, where she struck Pastore.

Pastore, 55, was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe head trauma. He was airlifted to an area hospital.

Pastore was drafted out of Damien High School in La Verne by the Reds in the second round of the 1975 amateur draft. He was 45-57 with a 4.30 ERA in seven seasons with the Reds (1979-85) and retired after playing for the Minnesota Twins in the 1986 season.

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