Jesus Alou, a two-time World Series championhe died Friday at the age of 80.
Alou had suffered two recent «cardiovascular accidents» but had not been dealing with serious illness, according to ESPN.
Alou, who played for four teams in his 15-year career, won both of his World Series titles as a member of the oakland athletics in 1973 and 1974.
«We are heartbroken by the death of Jesús Alou,» Atlético said in a statement.
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«He was a key member of our World Series Winner teams in 1973 and 1974 and will always be a member of the A’s 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 on the same lawn, according to the MLB Network.
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«The San Francisco Giants are saddened to learn of the passing of former outfielder Jesús Alou,» the Giants posted 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 .280 career batting average.
Alou started working for the Boston Red Sox in 2002 as a scout and directed the team’s academy in the Dominican Republic.
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«We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jesus Alou,» the Red Sox said.
«Two-time World Series Champion, with more than 60 years in baseball as a player, coach, scout and ambassador, Jay was the patriarch of the Dominican Red Sox Academy and Lindos Sueños, bringing communities together within the Red Sox Nation».