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Former Oakland A’s World Series champion Sal Bando dies at 78

Jan 22, 2023, 1:00 PM | Updated: Jan 23, 2023, 8:56 am
Sal Bando #6 of the Oakland Athletics is safe at second as Ron Cey #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers t...
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12, 1974: Sal Bando #6 of the Oakland Athletics is safe at second as Ron Cey #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers tries to tag him during Game 1 of the 1974 World Series on October 12, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
(Photo by Herb Scharfman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

Three-time Oakland A’s World Series champion Sal Bando passed away over the weekend. He was 78 years old.

A four-time MLB All-Star, Bando has battled cancer for the past five years, according to a statement from his family.

“We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of Athletics Hall of Famer Sal Bando,” the Oakland A’s said in a statement. “Captain Sal,” as he was affectionately known among the A’s faithful, was a four-time All-Star and led the Club to three consecutive World Series titles. Our deepest condolences are with his family, friends, and fans.”

Captain Sal began his career with the Kansas City Athletics in 1966, before relocating with the team to Oakland in 1967. He represented the organization in the All-Star game in 1969 and from 1972-74. Throughout his career, he averaged a .254 batting average with 242 homeruns and 1,031 RBIs.

Bando ended his playing career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1981 before moving to the team’s front office. He served as the team’s general manager from 1991 to 1999.

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