Ray Fosse, a two-time All-Star and World Series champion who was famously run over by Pete Rose throughout the 1970 All-Star Game, died Wednesday after a bout with most cancers. He was 74.
Carol Fosse introduced her husband’s dying in an announcement. The two had been married 51 years. Ray Fosse had been battling most cancers for 16 years.
Fosse was a first-round draft choose by the Cleveland Indians in 1965. He performed for the Indians from 1967 to 1972 and was an All-Star twice in that span. He even earned MVP votes throughout the 1970 season. He was a Gold Glove award winner in 1970 and 1971.
The catcher was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 1973 and performed with the franchise for 3 seasons earlier than he rejoined the Indians in 1976. He would end his profession enjoying for the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers. He was on the A’s World Series groups in 1973 and 1974.
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“The Oakland A’s are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Ray Fosse,” the A’s mentioned in an announcement. “Few people epitomize what it means to be an Athletic more than Ray. He was the type of franchise icon who always made sure every player, coach, colleague, and fan knew that they were part of the Oakland A’s family. We send our deepest condolences to Carol, Nikki and Lindsey, his family and friends during this difficult time. We’ll miss you, Ray.”
Fosse’s dying additionally prompted disappointment all through the baseball world.
The catcher performed 12 seasons in the majors. He hit .256 with 61 dwelling runs. In his post-retirement profession, he was a broadcaster for NBC Sports California.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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