On Wednesday, January 31st, an MLB legend sadly passed following rare health complications. Oscar Gamble of the New York Yankees was 68 years old at the time of his death.
The baseball star, who was well-known for his large afro, had a truly promising 17 seasons as an outfielder in the game. According to ESPN, Gamble hit more than 200 home runs during his time on the field, and additionally, was a top-ranked player of his position.
MLB reported that Gamble died of a “rare tumor of the jaw.” He had been struggling with the tumor for at least 9 years, but his condition became worse in 2016.
Last year, the former baseball legend had to undergo several operations. Unlike a large percentage of professional baseball players, Gamble did not chew tobacco.
Fans and other baseball professionals took to social media to express their love and condolences. Ex-baseball player Ken Singleton and the Cleveland Indians were among those who released a statement.
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Please pray for Oscar Gamble’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time. In other breaking news, another sports star and his wife also passed away recently.