11/29/10

R.I.P. - Gil McDougald

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Gil McDougald, who was an infielder on five World Series-champion New York Yankees teams, has died of prostate cancer at the age of 82, the team said.



The Yankees said McDougald died at his home in Wall Township, N.J., on Sunday.



A five-time All Star, McDougald was the first Yankee player to win the American League's Rookie of the Year award after batting .306 with 14 home runs and 63 RBI in 1951.



He played all 10 of his major league seasons with the Yankees and was a member of eight pennant-winning teams and five teams that won the World Series, including the group that won three straight from 1951-53.



McDougald was a lifetime .276 hitter while playing every infield position except first base.



He is survived by his wife, Lucille, seven children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, the team said.



Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/29/1949141/longtime-yankee-mcdougald-dies.html#ixzz16jPMAAMF

1 comments:

David Rubin said...

Sad to hear. Gil's name came up often in recent books about Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle- a truly decent human being, and a very good (and under-rated) baseball player. RIP, Gil...

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