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  • Former Athletics outfielder Gus Zernial passes away

    Gus Zernial, the former major league slugger who settled in Clovis after his 11-year career ended and became a sports broadcaster and one of the Fresno Grizzlies' biggest advocates, died Thursday after a long illness.

    He was 87.

    Mr. Zernial died at a Fresno hospice care center from the effects of congestive heart failure, said his daughter, Lisa Pearlstein.
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    http://thedeadballera.com/passings.html

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    A good power hitter, but I'll still remember him mainly for his 1952 Topps card, the one with the six baseballs "stuck" to the bat.

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    • #3
      Many of us who saw Zernial play will always remember him as "Ozark Ike".
      Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
        Many of us who saw Zernial play will always remember him as "Ozark Ike".
        Saw him play a few times when I was a kid growing up in Mass and going to Fenway and of course had all of his cards too he will be missed

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          a classic photo...
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