Former Major League Outfielder Passes Away

Former Major League Outfielder Passes Away

by June 10, 2020 0 comments

Former Major League Baseball player, Claudell Washington, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 65.

Washington had been living in the San Francisco area and been battling with illness for many years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

For the last three years, he had fought prostate cancer, according to Chris Bumbaca of USA Today.

Claudell was discovered by the Oakland Athletics when he was a teenager. He made his major league debut with them in 1974. In his first season, he won a World Series title. The next year he earned the first of two All-Star selections.

Washington was traded to the Texas Rangers, for Barry Bonds, after the 1976 season. He played for the Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets before going to the Atlanta Braves in 1981.

The Braves traded Washington to the New York Yankees during the 1986 season. He slashed .270/.320/.410 with 26 home runs and 130 runs batted in with the Yankees. He ended his career with the Yankees. In his career, Washington slashed .278/.325/.420 with 164 home runs and 824 RBIs.

Rest in peace, Claudell Washington.

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