Joaquin Andujar, MLB baseball player, died at 62

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454654y567fgrtyrggyferJoaquín Andujar, born on December 21, 1952 and died September 8, 2015 of complications from diabetes.

He was a Dominican professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, and Oakland Athletics from 1976 through 1988.

Andújar was a four-time MLB All-Star and a Gold Glove Award winner.

Joaquin Andujar, who broke into the big leagues with the Astros, and later won Game 7 of the 1982 World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, has died. He was 62.

Fellow Dominican and former big-league pitcher Mario Soto told ESPN Deportes that Andujar had been suffering from diabetes for years and died Tuesday in his hometown of San Pedro de Macoris.

Andujar, who originally signed with the Reds as a teenager in 1969, made his MLB debut with the Astros in 1976 and pitched for parts of his first six seasons in Houston and was an All-Star in 1977 and 1979.

The Astros traded Andujar in June of 1981 for Tony Scott.

In 1982 for the Cardinals, Andujar had a 1.35 ERA in two World Series starts against the Brewers but losing out to his batterymate Darrell Porter for series MVP honors.

He led the majors with 20 wins in 1984 and won 21 games in 1985 for the Cardinals.

Andujar was traded to Oakland in 1986 and returned to Houston for one final season in 1988, working mostly out of the bullpen, before retiring at age 35.

Andujar died September 8, 2015 of complications from diabetes, he was age 62.

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