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Former Yankee Oscar Gamble, known for his giant Afro and lefty power, dead at 68

Oscar Gamble, the sweet-swinging left-handed power hitter with the Yankees most famously known for his oversized Afro hairstyle, died Wednesday. He was 68 years old.

Gamble’s agent, Andrew Levy, confirmed his death to MLB.com, although no cause of death has been reported.


“One of the best teammates probably any of us ever had. As good a teammate as they come,” former Yankees closer and Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage told the Daily News. “Oh my God, he was hilarious, great sense of humor, just very close to all of us. It’s tough for all of us. We knew that he’d been sick for some time, and the last couple of years he’s gone downhill pretty quickly. But I will always remember his hair and his power and his ability to keep everyone loose…What a character, man. He’ll be sorely missed by all of us.”

Gamble spent seven of his 17 seasons in the majors with the Yankees during the late 1970s and ‘80s, mostly serving as a platoon player in the outfield and at designated hitter.

Upon being acquired for pitcher Pat Dobson in 1976, Gamble was forced by George Steinbrenner to cut his trademark hair. But a well-known baseball card that year depicting Gamble with his hair oozing out from both sides from beneath his Yankees cap became his calling card for the rest of his career and later in life.

"I sign those cards all the time," Gamble told the Daily News in 2008. "When I've been at the Stadium, they always put that big Afro on the scoreboard and I get a good hand. I didn't know how famous it would get. A lot of people were wearing Afros.”

Gamble, a popular Yankee whenever he returned for Old-Timers’ Day ceremonies or at the team’s fantasy camps, said he’d often receive calls from reporters during his retirement whenever the subject of an incoming player needing to trim his hair arose.

On his first day of spring training with the Bombers, Gamble was informed he wouldn’t receive a pinstriped uniform until he complied with the team’s grooming policy — and the Yanks arranged for a car to take him to a local barber.

Article continues: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseb ... -1.3790239

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Points go to I hope a pitbull chews your scrode off for the series lead.

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Gary Maddox and Bake McBride must be beside themselves.


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Gamble was forced by George Steinbrenner to cut his trademark hair.

But players can't be forced to stand for the national anthem? Whatever, fuckos.

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He's out, Jim.

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He's out, Jim.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:58 am 
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Well it was a great life guys. I guess I should have posted more when I was alive.


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He had a night club in The Gump named Oscar Gamble's Players Club.

Pretty good dude :tomas:


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