Legendary New York Yankee Passes Away

The New York Yankees and the baseball world are mourning the passing of a Yankee great today. Joe Pepitone has died at the age of 82. 

Pepitone spent eight years in the Bronx in the 1960s, was a 3-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover in the outfield. A native New Yorker, Pepitone was a fan favorite for both his play on the field and his charismatic personality, embracing everything it meant to be a Yankee.

And of course, who could forget the time that Kramer plunked him at fantasy camp.  

Pepitone finished his 12-year major league career with 219 home runs and an OPS+ of 105, better than average. He topped the 25-HR mark five times with the Yankees, had a postseason grand slam, and is one of only eight Yankees ever to have 3+ All-Star nods plus 3+ Gold Gloves. He also played four seasons with the Chicago Cubs in the 1970s. 

RIP Joe Pepitone.