Two-time Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series champion Claudell Washington died Wednesday at the age of 65, according to a statement posted online on June. 10, 2020 by the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
The Berkeley, California native was discovered by the local Oakland Athletics as a teenager, and he debuted for them as a 19-year-old in 1974. Washington played in 74 games that year, as the A’s won their second consecutive World Series title.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . But we do know he battled prostate cancer since 2017.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
The Braves are deeply saddened by the passing of two former players, Oscar Brown and Claudell Washington. pic.twitter.com/1fboSREhSD
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 10, 2020
One last retweet, but not for me…for Claudell Washington. There are many of us in the #Braves family who will always remember you and appreciate your time here. Rest in peace, #Claudell #claudellwashington https://t.co/UHGm7hN6Ip
— Tim Williams (@timwilliamsart) June 11, 2020
Claudell Washington steals home. Roger Clemens does weird things with his hands after.
— Greatest Show on Dirt (@greatestondirt) June 11, 2020
David O’Brien wroteR.I.P., Claudell Washington, who died at 65 after battling illness in recent years. Spent six seasons with the #Braves and was an All-Star for them in 1984 when he hit .286 with 17 homers, 21 steals and a career-best .842 OPS.Sean Walters wroteFormer MLB player Claudell Washington has died at age 65. Truth be told, I recall no specific playing highlights from his career. That said, I do remember Claudell & former Braves teammate Rafael Ramirez appeared often in my mid-1980s baseball card packs. #RIPClaudellWashington
Former Braves, Yankees outfielder Claudell Washington dies at 65 Missed this one earlier in the day. He didn’t even play high school baseball and had a long major league career with some notable accomplishments. RIP