Kremblas leaves Sounds after father passes away

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 12:00am

Posted: Aug. 23, 2:15 p.m. CST
Nashville Sounds manager Frank Kremblas will not join the team on its five-game road trip to Memphis after learning late Tuesday his father, Frank Kremblas Sr., passed away.

Kremblas will likely rejoin the team at some point during its trip to Albuquerque, which begins Monday.

Kremblas Sr., who was a star quarterback at Ohio State from 1956-58, was 69 years old. Details on how he passed were not immediately available.

The Sounds lose their manager while in the middle of a pennant race for the Pacific Coast League American Northern Division title. Nashville currently has a four-game lead over Iowa. Last year Kremblas led the Sounds to the PCL championship, the first Triple-A title in Nashville history.

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