Family of Paul Blair holding public event Friday

January 01, 2014 | WNST Staff

The family of former Orioles OF Paul Blair will hold a public event Friday where fans can pay their respects to the eight time Gold Glove winner.

Blair’s family will greet fans and well-wishers Friday 2-8pm at Ruck’s Funeral Home (1050 York Road in Towson). In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.

Blair died at 69 last week after a collapse at an area bowling alley. He played 13 of his 17 MLB seasons in Baltimore and lived in the area after his playing days.