Joe Pepitone, a first baseman for the Yankees in the 1960s and several other teams in the 1970s, passed away on March 13, 2023 at age 82.
Pepitone played 1B for the Yankees from 1962-66, then switched positions with Mickey Mantle for the Mick's final 2 seasons. Following Mantle's retirement, Joe returned to first base in 1969. He won gold gloves in '65, '66, and '69.
Pepitone played briefly for the Astros in 1970, before joining the Cubs in mid-season, replacing Ernie Banks. He finished up with the Braves in early 1973.
He coached for the Yankees in the 1980s.
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