Oakland Athletics Broadcaster, All-Star Catcher Was 74 – Deadline

Oakland Athletics Broadcaster, All-Star Catcher Was 74 – Deadline

Ray Fosse, who spent 35 years broadcasting Oakland Athletics video games after a 12-year profession in Major League Baseball, has died at age 74. He had battled most cancers for 16-years, a press release from the group mentioned.

Fosse retired from the published sales space in August, telling followers in a press release about his most cancers battle. “Given my current medical condition, I am taking a step away from the A’s and NBC Sports California effective immediately, to focus on my treatment and to be with my family during this time. My wife, Carol, and I extend our gratitude to the baseball community, and community at large, for your thoughts and prayers.”

Before turning into a broadcaster, Fosse spent a dozen years as a MLB catcher. He began his profession with the Cleveland Indians, making the all-star group in 1970 and 1971. His first look grew to become a part of baseball lore, as he had a serious collision at dwelling plate with Cincinnati Reds infielder Pete Rose. who violated what was presumed to be a gentleman’s exhibition by barreling over Fosse in a play on the plate.


Fosse suffered a fractured and dislocated shoulder on the play, accidents that left him diminished for the remainder of his enjoying profession. He later performed for the Oakland A’s, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers. He completed his creer with a .256/.306/.367 line (90 OPS+) and 61 dwelling runs. He additionally gained a pair of Gold Glove Awards and acquired some consideration for the 1971 American League Most Valuable Player Award.

No particulars on memorial plans was instantly out there.

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