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09/22/12 7:32 PM ET

Cashman's father passes away at age 72

NEW YORK -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman's father, John, passed away on Saturday, the team announced.

Carol Hodes, publicity director for the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey, told The Associated Press that John Cashman lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age 72.

John Cashman was a veteran of the harness racing industry and was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y., in 1992.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday at Holy Spirit Church in Lantana, Fla. There will be a visitation on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Tillman Funeral Home in West Palm Beach.

Steven Miller is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.