Joe Pepitone, a three-time All-Star who was a staple of the Sixties New York Yankees, has died at 82.
The Yankees introduced Pepitone’s passing in an official assertion.
“The Yankees are deeply saddened by the passing of former Yankee Joe Pepitone, whose playful and charismatic character and on-field contributions made him a favourite of generations of Yankees followers even past his years with the workforce within the Sixties. As a local New Yorker, he embraced every part about being a Yankee throughout each his taking part in profession – which included three All-Star appearances and three Gold Gloves – and within the a long time thereafter,” the assertion learn.
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“You at all times knew when Joe walked right into a room – his immense pleasure in being a Yankee was at all times on show. He will probably be missed by our complete group, and we provide our deepest condolences to his household, associates and all who knew him.”
Because the Yankees talked about, Pepitone was a product of the Large Apple, having been born in Brooklyn. He debuted with the workforce at 21 years outdated in 1962, hitting .239 in 63 video games in pinstripes.
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For the following three seasons after that, Pepitone grew to become a family title for Yankee followers as he tallied three straight All-Star appearances. He additionally received back-to-back Gold Gloves at first base in 1965 and 1966.
The Yankees made it to the World Sequence in 1963 and 1964 with Pepitone taking part in a serious function in getting the Bombers there. Nevertheless, they’d lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals in these sequence, respectively.
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Pepitone would play eight seasons in New York, slashing .252/.294/.423 with 166 homers and 541 RBI in 1,051 video games earlier than transferring on to the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves earlier than calling it quits in 1973.
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However Pepitone’s days in baseball weren’t over. He was a mainstay with the Yankees as soon as he hung up his cleats, constantly offering a charismatic presence at Yankee Stadium throughout Previous Timer’s Day and different occasions.