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Pedro Borbon, Moose Skowron and Dennis Bennett, former Angels players, pass away

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  • Pedro Borbon, Moose Skowron and Dennis Bennett, former Angels players, pass away

    Before becoming a solid relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Pedro Borbon was a California Angel. He pitched for the squad in 1969, winning two games and striking out 20 batters. He was involved in the deal that netted the Angels Alex Johnson, whose 1970 season was one for the ages.

    Former Reds pitcher Pedro Borbon has died at age 65, according to his business agent Charles Sotto from complications of cancer.

    Borbon is the Reds' leader in career pitching appearances with 531, and from 1970-78 appeared in more games than any other National League pitcher. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2010.
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    Bill "Moose" Skowron was more well-known as a New York Yankee and Chicago White Sock, however in his final season, 1967, he played in 62 matches for the California Angels. He began the year with the White Sox, but was traded him to the Angels in early May. He would go on to be a decent bench option, collecting 27 hits, including two doubles and a dinger.

    NEW YORK — Moose Skowron, a five-time World Series champion and one of only two players to hit three home runs in Game 7s, died Friday of congestive heart failure at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81.

    Skowron helped the New York Yankees win four titles in the 1950s and 1960s.

    “There weren’t many better guys than Moose,” said former teammate Yogi Berra, the only other player with three Game 7 homers in the Series. “He was a dear friend and a great team man. A darn good ballplayer, too.”
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    Dennis Bennett pitched for the California Angels in 1968, his final year in the big leagues. He posted a 3.54 ERA while allowing less than one hit per inning. He struck out 36 batters.

    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.
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