Former Major League Baseball standout Claudell Washington has passed away at the age of 65 on this Wednesday morning.
ESPN.com first reported the news that Washington was living in the San Francisco area and had been battling illness for several years, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Washington, a Los Angeles native, played 17 seasons in the major leagues, including four with the Yankees and one with the Mets. Washington, who retired after the 1990 season as a Yankee, was a two-time All-Star and won a World Series his rookie season with the Athletics in 1974.
Washington was one of the youngest All-Stars in major league history at the age of 20. He finished 5th in the American league in batting average with a mark of .308 and second in stolen bases with a total of 40.
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