Multisport star McCarty dies
Mickey McCarty, a multisport standout at Pasadena High School and at TCU who was drafted to play pro football, baseball and basketball in 1968, died Wednesday after a nine-month struggle with pancreatic cancer.
McCarty, 63, who lived in League City, was one of Greater Houston's best athletes at a time when the area produced such standouts as Ken Spain, Norm Bulaich, Loyd Wainscott and Chris Gilbert in the mid-1960s.
At 6-7 and 240 pounds, McCarty was twice all-Southwest Conference in baseball for TCU in the late 1960s and led the Horned Frogs to the 1968 NCAA Tournament in basketball.
A memorial service for McCarty will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Church of Christ, 900 Echo Lane. Contributions to a fund to assist the McCarty family may be mailed to the account of Frank Windegger. For: Mickey McCarty, Meridian Bank Texas, P.O. Box 2567, Fort Worth, TX 76113.
Read more about McCarty in this Houston Chronicle article.
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