Seal Beach, CA, United States (NewsBahn) – Former MLB pitcher Bob Welch has died of a heart attack at age 57.
Welch, who pitched for the A’s and Dodgers over a 17-year career, was famous for striking out Reggie Jackson to end game 2 of the 1978 World Series.
“The Los Angeles Dodgers are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Welch,” Dodgers president and chief executive officer Stan Kasten said. “He was one of the greatest competitors to wear the Dodger uniform.”
The A’s organization also expressed its remorse over Welch’s death.
“This is a sad day for the entire A’s organization,” A’s vice president and general manager Billy Beane said Tuesday. “Those of us who knew Bob as a teammate and a friend will miss him greatly. My condolences go out to his family.”
The Eastern Michigan University product chalked up 211 wins and struck out 1,969 batters in 3,092 innings.