Oscar Gamble

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Gamble in 1977

Oscar Charles Gamble (December 20, 1949 – January 31, 2018) was an American professional baseball player. He was born in Ramer, Arkansas. Gamble played as an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball from 1969 to 1985. He played for seven different teams: the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees on two separate occasions, as well as the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, and Texas Rangers.[1]

Gamble died on January 31, 2018 in Birmingham, Alabama of jaw cancer at the age of 68.[2][3]

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  1. Epstein, Dan (June 5, 2012). Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s. Macmillan. p. 182. 
  2. Dittmeier, Bob (January 31, 2018). "Oscar Gamble dies". MLB.com. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 
  3. Miller, Joshua Rhett (January 31, 2018). "'Big hair, big heart': Yankees slugger Oscar Gamble dead at 68". New York Post. Retrieved January 31, 2018.