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Bob DiPietro, Les Moss and Dennis Bennett, former Red Sox players, pass away

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  • Bob DiPietro, Les Moss and Dennis Bennett, former Red Sox players, pass away

    DiPietro:

    On Monday, September 3, 2012, Bob DiPietro passed away peacefully following a brief bout with cancer.
    He was born Robert Louis Paul DiPietro on September 1, 1927 in San Francisco, California to Relsa and Angelo DiPietro. Angelo immigrated from Italy and ran his own barbershop until his untimely death in 1936.

    Bob was a three sport standout at Lincoln High in San Francisco achieving All City honors in baseball, basketball and football. Those accomplishments led to his 1985 induction into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame. The highlight of his prep career was being chosen to play in the Esquire Magazine All American Boys Baseball Game coached by Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. While he was named captain of the west team and backed it up with a solid performance, his humble recollection was, "Talk about a dumb kid who was in awe of his surroundings…I never got a single autograph!"

    After signing a professional baseball contract with the Boston Red Sox he did a short stint in the U.S. Army as World War II wound down. His 13 year pro baseball career was highlighted by a "cup of coffee" with the Red Sox in 1951. His fondest memories of Boston include sharing a dugout with Ted Williams and throwing out Mickey Mantle at home plate.
    Read more:

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...93&mid=5229554
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    Moss:

    MOSS, JOHN "LES", 87, passed away after a long illness with Yana Amarii and Charleen Schliep by his side in Longwood, FL, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

    He was an accomplished Major League Baseball player, manager, coach, and scout for over 54 years starting with the Cleveland Browns and ending with the San Francisco Giants. Les loved nothing more than baseball and his family both of whom will miss him greatly.
    Read more:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/orl...&pid=159613220
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    Bennett:

    Former Major League Baseball pitcher Dennis Bennett, 72, died overnight Friday at his home in Klamath Falls. Bennett had been in poor health and was hospitalized the last two months before returning home Thursday.

    He pitched for Philadelphia, Boston, the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels in his career, and pitched 28 complete games and six shutouts. He is listed among the several opening-day pitchers for the Phillies. He threw and batted left-handed, and he and his brother Dave pitched in the same game once during the 1964 Philadelphia season.
    Read more:

    http://www.heraldandnews.com/breakin...9bb2963f4.html

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