Charlie Sands, American baseball player, Died at 68

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Charles Duane “Charlie” Sands was born on December 17, 1947, and died on August 22, 2016.

He was an American professional baseball player.

He played as a pinch hitter, designated hitter and catcher for the New York Yankees (1967), Pittsburgh Pirates (1971–72), California Angels (1973–74) and Oakland Athletics (1975) of Major League Baseball.

He was 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall, weighed 200 pounds (91 kg), batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

He had played on the Pirates’ 1971 National League and World Series champions and batted one time in the Fall Classic, pinch-hitting for Bob Veale in the sixth inning of Game 2 and striking out against eventual Hall of Famer Jim Palmer.

For over six seasons, Sands played in 93 Games and had 145 At Bats, 15 Runs, 31 Hits, 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, 6 Home Runs, 23 RBI, 36 Walks, .214 Batting Average, .372 On-base percentage, .393 Slugging Percentage, 57 Total Bases, 1 Sacrifice Fly and 4 Intentional Walks.

Charlie Sands passed away at 68 years old.

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