Frenchy Bordagaray 2000 Deaths

Frenchy Bordagaray

Age: 90

third baseman and outfielder on Casey Stengel's Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1930s who showed up to spring training with a mustache hoping to be the first player to sport one in more than 20 years. After a few months the Dodgers told him to shave it off, and facial hair would have to wait until Reggie Jackson arrived at Oakland spring training in 1972; played 11 seasons with five teams; singles hitter who in 1938 hit .452 (20-for-43) as a pinch-hitter with St. Louis; short stint as a minor league manager ended in suspension when he attacked an umpire midway through the 1947 season; cause of death was not given

Died: Ventura, Calif., Apr. 13

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