OAKLAND, California.-Ray Fosse, a powerful armed hunter whose career rose when he was overthrown by Pete Rose at the 1970 All-Star Game. He was 74 years old.
His 51-year-old wife, Carol Fosse, said in an online statement that Fosse died Wednesday after 16 years of cancer.
When Fosse formed his first all-star team at the age of 23 in 1970, it was a new starting talent for Cleveland, in which he hit 307 times with 18 homers and won the first of two gold gloves. 55% tried to steal the base.
Rose won the 12th round of the show at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. Fosse tore his left shoulder apart and in an interview with the Associated Press in 2015, his body continues to ache after 45 years.
“I don’t have to see it as a repeat on TV to know what happened, as shown. It’s new, ”he said.
The first round of the competition, held by Cleveland from Marion, Illinois in 1965, formed its second and final All-Star team in 1971, but did not repeat the great season of 1970 in its 12-year career with Cleveland, Auckland, Seattle and Milwaukee.
He fought .256 with .66 homers in 924 games and helped win the Athletics World Series in 1973 and ’74.
After the game days were over, Fosse became the host of Channel A in 1986, and he spent part of the 2021 season.
“I am thrilled to hear that Auckland Ali Ray Fosse has died,” the team said in a statement on Wednesday. “Few people understand what it means to be athletic than Ray. He was a franchise character who made sure every player, coach, colleague and fan knew they were part of Family A. We told Carol, Nikki and Lindsay, her family and do ‘ We offer our condolences to their families at this difficult time. We will miss you, Ray. “
In a 2015 interview with Fosse AP, he said he suffered from back pain and arthritis, underwent five surgeries on his knee, had two bruised shoulders that he never corrected, and a stiff neck.
Of course, he knew it wasn’t all from Rose’s shot at the All-Star Game. This was due in large part to the rigors of being a hunter.
“My body hurts. My back still hurts,” he said. “At the time, there was no one to say ‘don’t play.’ “
Two days after the All-Star game, Fosse had 9 wins in Kansas City. He could not raise his left hand from his head.
“These people will continue to talk about whether they were alive at the time or whether they saw the video and saw the result,” Fosse said.
“There have been a few hard blows. Because it’s an all-star game, they always vote for the most important or most important points of the Star Game, and it’s always seen at the highest point where people talk.”
The Cleveland Indians also made a statement after Fosse’s death.
“The Cleveland Indians, who love to wear the Cleveland Indians uniform, are deeply saddened by the death of Ray Fosse, a true fan favorite. We extend our deepest condolences to his teammates, his colleagues in the Premier League and the organizations that have influenced him in the game he has enjoyed for 60 years, ”said Bob DiBiasio, Senior Vice President of Public Relations.