Jesus Alou, a two-time world series championdied Friday at the age of 80.
Alou had recently suffered two “cardiovascular accidents” but had not been battling a serious illness, according to ESPN.
Alou, who played on four teams during his 15-year career, won his two World Series titles as a member of the Oakland Athletics in 1973 and 1974.
“We are heartbroken by the passing of Jesús Alou,” the A’s said in a statement.
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“He was a key member of our World Series Winner teams in 1973 and 74 and will forever be part of the A family.”
Alou spent the first six years of his career with the San Francisco Giantshitting .279 with 18 home runs in 633 games.
On September 15, 1963, Alou made history when he and his two brothers, Felipe and Matty Alou, appeared together in the same outfield, according to MLB Network.
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“The San Francisco Giants are saddened to learn of the passing of former outfielder Jesús Alou,” the Giants said on Twitter.
“Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go out to the Alou family, his friends and all those whose lives he touched.”
Alou went on to play with the Houston Astros and New York Mets, retiring in 1979 with a career batting average of .280.
Alou started working for the Boston Red Sox in 2002 as a scout and led the team academy in the Dominican Republic.
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“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jesús Alou,” the Red Sox said.
“A two-time World Series champion, with over 60 years in baseball as a player, coach, scout and ambassador, Jay was the patriarch of the Red Sox Dominican Academy & Lindos Sueños, bringing communities together across the nation Red Sox.”
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