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Former MLB All-Star, GM and executive Bob Watson dead at 74

por Alba Harrison (2020-06-10)


HOUSTON (AP) - Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74.

The Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 major league seasons, announced the death Thursday night. The team didn't provide details.

Watson, who was nicknamed "The Bull," made the All-Star team in 1973 and ´75, hit over .300 four times and 벳이스트주소 drove in at least 100 runs twice while hitting in the middle of the Astros' lineup. He also holds the distinction of scoring the 1 millionth run in major league history, accomplishing the feat on May 4, 1975, against the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park.

He also played for Boston (1979), the Yankees (1980-82) and Atlanta Braves (1982-84), finishing with a .295 career batting average with 184 home runs, 989 RBIs and 1,826 runs scored while primarily playing first base and left field. Watson also hit .371 in 17 career postseason games.

After retiring from playing, Watson began coaching and helped the 1988 Oakland Athletics win the American League pennant as the hitting coach for the likes of Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.

He became the second black general manager in major league history when he was hired by the Astros in 1993. Watson was hired by the Yankees in 1995, and helped put together the World Series-winning squad in 1996. He retired from the Yankees after the 1997 season and later served as Major League Baseball´s vice president in charge of discipline and vice president of rules and on-field operations.






FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, Bob Watson talks about the selections made to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the pre-integration era committee, at the baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first African American general manager to win a World Series with the Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)


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FILE - In this July 1978 file photo, Houston Astros first baseman Bob Watson (27) slides into home on a grounder by Luis Pujols, as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Joe Ferguson (13) moves in for the tag during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Houston. Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first African American general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. (AP Photo/File)







FILE - In this October 1981 file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Steve Yeager, right, and New York Yankees first baseman Bob Watson collide during a close play at first base in the fifth inning of a World Series baseball game in New York. Yeager lined a ball off Yankees pitcher Tommy John's glove, who recovered to throw to Watson for the tag. Watson held on the ball and Yeager was out on the play to end the inning. Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first African American general manager to win a World Series with the Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. (AP Photo, File)



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