Saturday, April 1, 2017
RIP - Ruben Amaro Sr
1960s Phillies shortstop Ruben Amaro passed away on March 31, 2017 at age 81.
(The Phillies' family has lost 3 members in the last 10 days: Dallas Green, 1987-89 pitcher Todd Frohwirth, and now Amaro.)
Amaro played for the Phillies from 1960-65, sharing the shortstop job with Bobby Wine during that time. He also played for the Yankees from 1966-69 and the Angels in 1969.
After his playing career, Amaro was hired by Dallas Green as a minor-league assistant and scout from 1972-79, and as the Phillies' 1st base coach from 1980-81. He also scouted for the Cubs, Tigers, White Sox, and Astros.
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