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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:23 pm 
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Oscar Gamble, who hit 200 home runs, dies of tumor at age 68

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NEW YORK -- Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68.

His second wife, Lovell Woods Gamble, said he was diagnosed with a benign tumor, ameloblastoma, about nine years ago. It became ameloblastic carcinoma in 2016 and he had the first of several operations that August. Gamble, who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, entered UAB Hospital in Birmingham on Jan. 22 and died there early Wednesday. His wife said he never chewed tobacco.

A left-handed hitter known for the crouch in his batting stance, Gamble had a .265 batting average and 666 RBI while playing for seven big league teams.


I remember him as part of the South Side Hit Men with the White Sox in 1977 ... that was a fun team ... Bill Veek's Rent-a-Player routine almost got the Sox in the playoffs with just their bats

RIP Oscar

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