Ex-hurler Focusing On Saves


Boston Globe Article – Dan Shaughnessy, Globe Columnist – February 09, 2011

He is a member of the saddest club on earth. He is a parent who lost his son to suicide. And while he lives with the hole in his heart, John Trautwein and his wife will make it their mission to find other troubled young men and women before it’s too late to help them and their families.

“We can’t have any more empty bedrooms,” says Trautwein, who pitched with the Red Sox during the Morgan Magic summer of 1988. “For two months, every time I walked up the stairs, I’d walk past Will’s bedroom and look in there. It was all empty and clean. No clothes on the floor. Sometimes I’d go in there and just sit on the bed.”

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