1. Kevin Towers died on January 30, 2018 in San Diego, California of thyroid cancer at the age of 56.
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2. Kevin Towers spent 14 years with the Padres, including during the 1998 World Series season.
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5. Kevin Towers was known as a dealer during his time in San Diego, putting together teams that won four division titles and went to the 1998 World Series.
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7. Kevin Towers was hired in 2010 after 14 seasons as the San Diego Padres' general manager.
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18. Kevin Towers was fired late in the 2009 season by Vice Chairman and CEO Jeff Moorad, who was attempting to buy the team on a layaway basis.
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19. Kevin Towers was effective at crafting trades with a wide spectrum of general managers and acquired several of the players for the 1998 San Diego team that set a club record with 98 victories and beat two 100-win teams in the playoffs before losing to the 114-win Yankees in the World Series.
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22. Kevin Towers was diagnosed with Anaplastic thyroid cancer in December 2016 after the Winter Meetings in Washington, DC He had trouble breathing, an initial symptom of the disease, which is so rare it afflicts only 600 patients in the US annually, according to the Thyroid Cancer Survivor's Association.
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23. Kevin Towers was responsible for trades that netted the Padres the likes of Greg Vaughn, Kevin Brown, Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell, just to name a few.
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28. Kevin Towers joined the New York Yankees as a special assignment scout for the 2010 season.
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30. Kevin Towers pitched in Minor League Baseball in San Diego's farm system for seven years.
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