Previous All-Star third baseman Sal Bando dies at 78

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sal Bando, a 3-time Globe Series champion with the Oakland Athletics and former Milwaukee Brewers executive, has died. He was 78.

According to a assertion from his relatives, Bando died Friday night time in Oconomowoc. The loved ones explained the former third baseman shed a fight with most cancers that started above 5 decades in the past.

“Sandy, Sal’s wife of 54 yrs, and sons Sal Jr., Sonny and Stef, ship their really like to loved ones, buddies and fans who mourn the loss of a humble and devoted person,” the family mentioned in the assertion.

Bando strike .254 with 242 homers and 1,039 RBIs in 16 seasons with the Athletics and Brewers. The 4-time All-Star, who also starred for Arizona Condition in higher education, won three straight titles with the A’s from 1972-74.

Bando invested his very last five seasons with Milwaukee, actively playing on the franchise’s initially successful staff in 1978 and its 1st postseason crew in 1981.

The Cleveland native joined the Brewers’ entrance place of work after his participating in career. He served as the team’s sixth common manager from Oct 1991 to August 1999.

“Sal impacted the organization proudly for numerous yrs as equally a player and as an govt. His addition to the staff in 1977 served build the very first wonderful period of Brewers baseball,” claimed Rick Schlesinger, the president of small business operations for Milwaukee. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sal’s liked kinds.”

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