Al Lopez
Preston Gomez dies at 86; consultant was with Angels for 27 years

Preston Gomez, the longtime Angels scouting consultant who had been third-base coach for the Dodgers when they won the 1965 World Series, died Tuesday, nine months after being seriously injured in a freak accident at a Blythe, Calif., gas station. He was 86. Gomez, who became the second big-league manager who had been born in Latin America when he was hired by the expansion San Diego Padres in 1969, and later managed the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros, died at St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center in Fullerton with his wife, Betty, and stepdaughter, Claudia, by his side, the Angels announced. The cause of death was not immediately specified, but those close to him said he never fully...