OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Ray Fosse, a legendary broadcaster with the Oakland A’s and catcher in the course of the workforce’s Seventies dynasty, died after a longtime battle with most cancers, his household introduced Wednesday.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that Carol Fosse, Ray Fosse’s spouse of 51 years, shares the unhappy information that Ray Fosse misplaced his battle to most cancers on October 13, 2021 after silently preventing it for the previous 16 years. Carol and daughters, Nikki and Lindsey, ship their love out to household, associates and followers that mourn his loss with them,” his family said in a statement. Fosse was 74.
The A’s additionally launched an announcement, which learn partially, “Few individuals epitomize what it means to be an Athletic greater than Ray. He was the kind of franchise icon who at all times made certain each participant, coach, colleague, and fan knew that they have been a part of the Oakland A’s household.”
Oakland A’s assertion on Ray Fosse: pic.twitter.com/88iUI6XEL3
— Oakland A’s (@Athletics) October 14, 2021
Fosse, who was part of the workforce’s radio and tv broadcasts since 1986, stepped away from the printed sales space in August after publicly revealing his most cancers analysis.
Born in 1947, Fosse made his Main League debut in September 1967 for the Cleveland Indians. Throughout his 12-year profession, he was a two-time All-Star, two-time World Sequence champion with the A’s in 1973 and 1974 and a Gold Glove Award-winner.