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  • Doug Griffin, Dick McAuliffe and Sammy Ellis, former Red Sox figures, pass away

    Second baseman Doug Griffin played for the Red Sox from 1971 to 1977. He won a Gold Glove with the club in 1972 and finished fourth in Rookie of the Year voting in '71. He arrived in Boston in this trade: "October 11, 1970: Traded by the California Angels with Jarvis Tatum and Ken Tatum to the Boston Red Sox for Tony Conigliaro, Ray Jarvis and Jerry Moses." He died July 27 at 69 years old.

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Former Red Sox second baseman Doug Griffin, a Gold Glove winner whose career was cut short after being hit in the head by a pitch from Nolan Ryan, died on Wednesday. He was 69.

    Griffin, the team said, died after a long illness in Clovis, Calif.
    Read more:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/r...1qN/story.html

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    Dick McAuliffe played for the Red Sox in 1974 and 1975, his final two seasons, hitting .206 in 107 games. He died May 13 at 76.

    Dick McAuliffe, an infielder for the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers, died on Friday. He was 76.

    The Tigers confirmed McAuliffe’s passing and held a moment of silence before Monday’s game for him and former first-round pick John Young.
    Read more:

    http://www.freep.com/story/sports/ml...iffe/84462170/

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    Sammy Ellis was a member of the Red Sox coaching staff in 1996. He died May 13 at 75.

    Former pitcher Sammy Ellis, who led Mississippi State in strikeouts in 1961, died Friday in Florida. He was 75.

    There are no further details regarding Ellis' death at this time.
    Read more:

    http://www.clarionledger.com/story/s...s-75/84446038/

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