Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dick McAuliffe Passes Away At The Age Of 76

McAuliffe's Quirky Batting Stance
Dick McAuliffe—known mostly as a member of the Detroit Tigers, but who finished his career with the Red Sox—passed away last Friday at the age of 76. McAuliffe was the sparkplug of the 1968 World Champion Tiger club—for which he scored 95 runs and hit 16 HRs—finishing seventh in the AL MVP voting. McAuliffe was known for his unorthodox batting stance and famously got into a nasty brawl with pitching legend Tommy John (which ended John's 1968 season). McAuliffe ended his career with the Red Sox—playing 107 games in Carmine Hose in 1974 and 1975. He came over from the Tigers in a trade for Ben Oglivie.