Sunday, June 4, 2017
RIP - Jim Piersall
Former American League outfielder Jim Piersall passed away on June 3, 2017 at age 87.
Piersall played 17 seasons, for the Red Sox (1950-58), Indians (1959-61), Senators (1962-63), Mets (1963), and Angels (1963-67). He was an All-Star in '54 and '56, and led the AL with 40 doubles in 1956.
He played only 5 games in his final season, retiring in May to work in the Angels' front office. Piersall later was a broadcaster for the Rangers and White Sox.
He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2010.
KCRA TV3 (Sacremento) obituary