The former MLB pitcher, Alex Nespitt, has died, according to Fox Sports.
Nesbitto played in the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians organizations, posting a 5.10 ERA in 1,072 minor league innings with a .287 batting average, 33 home runs and 74 RBIs.
He also made the major league roster for the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros, where he recorded a career-high 3,721 strikeouts and led the league with a 1.8 WAR.
Nespitt was born on Dec. 7, 1919, in Boston, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College before joining the Pirates organization as a first-round pick in the 1969 draft.
Nespitto was the Pirates’ most productive hitter, posting 16 home runs in 2,049 plate appearances and a .291 batting average.
Nesiitt went on to play in a career that included four World Series championships, including the 1971 and 1976 World Series, and he also played in three World Series Championship series, with the first coming in 1972.