1946-1999. Baseball player of the highest order. From Hertford, North Carolina; signed as a teen by the Kansas City A's - he pitched for them for a decade, and was an vital part of their early 70s championships (after their move to Oakland). Went to the New York Yankees, part of Charles Finley's fire sale in the early free agency era, and led them out of also-ran status. An exemplar of the "work fast, throw strikes, change speeds" adage, like modern ace Greg Maddux. A victim of ALS.

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