Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Baseball legend dies: Don Gutteridge passes away

7th oldest former major league player. That would be Pittsburg Kansas.

For the duration of his life, Don Gutteridge was known as someone who loved the game of baseball and loved the city of Pittsburg.

Gutteridge, 96, passed away at his Pittsburg home late Sunday afternoon.

Over his Major League Baseball career, Gutteridge played 13 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.

In addition, after retiring as a player, he was the manager of the Chicago White Sox for two years and served as a scout for the Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. Over his career, he had 391 RBIs, 39 home runs and had a career batting average of .256, playing both second and third base.


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