Ray Fosse, whose baseball profession included successful the World Sequence as a participant and as an announcer, each with the Oakland A’s, handed away Wednesday after a prolonged battle with most cancers. Fosse was 74.
Fosse started his skilled baseball profession as a catcher with the Cleveland Indians in 1967. He shortly established himself as a star, successful the Gold Glove and being chosen for the All-Star group in 1970 and 1971. Within the 1970 All-Star Sport, Fosse earned enormously undesired baseball immortality when he was injured by Pete Rose barreling into him, separating and fracturing Fosse’s shoulder whereas scoring the successful run. Though Fosse would return to the All-Star Sport, he by no means totally regained his pre-injury type.
Cleveland traded Fosse to Oakland following the 1972 season. With the A’s, he gained the World Sequence in 1973 and 1974. Fosse retired as a participant following the 1977 season.
Fosse joined the A’s radio broadcast group in 1986 as a coloration commentator, calling alongside the late Invoice King and Lon Simmons the A’s 1989 World Sequence win over the San Francisco Giants. Fosse additionally supplied coloration commentary for the A’s native tv broadcasts. He held each positions till August of this 12 months when he left the printed sales space to deal with his well being points.
We’ll miss you, Ray. pic.twitter.com/0MWrUzL3iK
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) October 14, 2021
Fosse was universally liked by A’s followers for his information, enthusiasm with out patronizing homer-ism, and fast wit. At a time when the group’s future in Oakland is at greatest unsure, shedding Ray Fosse is a good bitterer blow than was already the case.
God velocity, Ray.