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Ray Fosse, longtime MLB catcher and announcer, dies at 74 after 16-year battle with cancer

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Longtime big-league catcher and broadcaster Ray Fosse died on Wednesday after a 16-year battle with most cancers, based on the Oakland Athletics. Fosse was 74 years previous.

The Athletics launched the next assertion about Fosse’s passing:

Fosse had lengthy been a fixture on Athletics broadcasts after retiring from taking part in. He introduced he was stepping away from the sales space in August after more than 35 years on the job with the following statement:

“Together with my spouse of 51 years, Carol, at present we share that I’ve been silently battling most cancers for the previous 16 years. Given my present medical situation, I’m taking a step away from the A’s and NBC Sports activities California efficient instantly, to give attention to my remedy and to be with my household throughout this time. My spouse, Carol, and I lengthen our gratitude to the baseball group, and group at giant, on your ideas and prayers.”  

Fosse loved a 12-year profession within the majors as a catcher. He broke into the large leagues with Cleveland in 1967 and he later made the All-Star Sport in 1970 and 1971. Fosse’s inclusion within the 1970 contest has turn into ingrained within the sport’s reminiscence due to Pete Rose’s resolution to barrel over Fosse. That collision left Fosse  with a fractured and dislocated shoulder — injuries that plagued him the rest of his career, notably on the offensive facet of the ball.

Fosse would nonetheless go on to get pleasure from a full profession due to his sterling protection. He would make stops with the Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Milwaukee Brewers. He completed his profession with a .256/.306/.367 line (90 OPS+) and 61 house runs. Fosse gained a pair of Gold Glove Awards and obtained downballot consideration for the 1971 American League Most Precious Participant Award. 

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