Former Cardinals hitting coach Mitchell Page died in his sleep at age 59, and no other details are available at this time. Though it is worth pointing out, since no one else seems to, that Page was relieved from his position as hitting coach after the 2004 season because of a drinking problem and was said to have been pushed checked himself in to a rehab facility shortly after. It’s not known of his alcohol problem and his recent death are related, but 59 is pretty young to be going in your sleep without “help” from other issues.
Page was a former Rookie of the Year in 1977 and was the hitting instructor from 2001-2004. He enjoyed stuffing his afro in to a hat so that the sides would squish out, wearing glasses a little too small for his head and having facial hair designs usually reserved for relief pitchers.