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Former Indian Oscar Gamble passes away at 68

On Wednesday news came out that former Indian Oscar Gamble passed away at 68 years old.

Gamble played for Cleveland during the 1973-1975 seasons. Gamble made his MLB debut on August 27, 1969, with the Chicago Cubs and made his last appearance with the Chicago White Sox on August 8, 1985.

Gamble played in 17 major league seasons. The left-handed hitter played in 1,584 games, had 188 doubles, 31 triples, 200 homers, drove in 666 runs. Gamble spent the majority of his career with the New York Yankees.

The Big O thrived in New York and was a favorite with sportswriters. Gamble was known for his hairdo and a unique batting stance.

The Cleveland Indians posted a small tribute on their Twitter page in honor of Oscar Gamble today:

Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.

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