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East County News Service

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January 30, 2018 (San Diego) - Former Padres general manager Kevin Towers has passed away at the age of 56.  Towers, who is most known for putting together the 1998 Padres team who won the National League championship, passed from a rare form of thyroid cancer that he was diagnosed with in December of 2016.

Towers was the Padres GM from 1995-2009.  Under him, the Padres won NL division titles in 1996, 1998, 2005 and 2006, with the 1998 team making it to the World Series.