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07 de Jun de 2020

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Vernon, AL bat champ, dies at 90

PHILADELPHIA - Mickey Vernon, a two-time American League batting champion with the Washington Senators and seven-time All-Star first bas...

PHILADELPHIA - Mickey Vernon, a two-time American League batting champion with the Washington Senators and seven-time All-Star first baseman during a 20-year career in the major leagues, has died. He was 90.

Vernon died Wednesday at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, hospital spokeswoman Jackie Woolfall said Thursday. He had a stroke last week, according to Jim Vankoski, Vernon's friend of 25 years.

Vernon played from 1939-43 and 1946-60 with Washington, Cleveland, the Boston Red Sox, the Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh, winning batting titles in 1946 and 1953. He went on to become the first manager of the expansion Senators in 1961, after the original team moved to Minnesota and became the Twins.

He was career.286 hitter and finished with 2,495 hits.