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Bill Stewart, Preston Ward and Dan Osinski, former KC A's players, pass away

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  • Bill Stewart, Preston Ward and Dan Osinski, former KC A's players, pass away

    Bill Stewart appeared briefly with Kansas City in 1955, having 18 at-bats in 11 games. He did quite well in their minor league system, hitting .348 in 1950 and slugging 32 doubles in 1952.

    The Buffalo Bisons organization was saddened to learn about the passing of a pair of former players; outfielder/first baseman Bob Chance and outfielder Bill Stewart. ...

    Stewart also played one year in Buffalo, suiting up for 95 games for the 1957 Bisons. He had 11 doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI to go along with a .219 batting average in what would be his final season as a pro. Stewart made the Major Leagues in 1955, playing 11 games with the Kansas City Athletics. He passed away on September 25 in Northville, Michigan at the age of 85.
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    Preston Ward was a KC Athletic in 1958 and 1959. He hit .252 with eight home runs and 43 RBI in 139 games. He was initially traded to KC in a deal involving some big names: On June 15, 1958, he was sent from Cleveland with Roger Maris and Dick Tomanek to the Athletics for Woodie Held and Vic Power.

    There is no real article for Ward, just this:

    In Memory of
    Preston Meyer Ward
    July 24, 1927 - June 2, 2013


    Reliever Dan Osinski pitched very briefly in Kansas City, appearing in four games for the team in 1962 before being shipped off to the Angels.

    79, of Sun City, AZ passed away on September 13, 2013. Dan was born November 17, 1933, the first child of Veronica Osinski and Anthony J. Osinski in Chicago, Illinois. ...

    Dan signed with the Cleveland Indian's Minor League team at age 17. Dan married Marguerite (Peggy) Frew, of Barrington, Illinois in July 1960. They had one child together, Daniel D. Dan and Peggy were married for 53 years. Dan and Peggy enjoyed many family gatherings and family vacations with their son Dan, wife Laurie and their grand children, which brought Dan great joy. Dan had a special bond with his youngest grandson, Devin. Devin and Grandpa Dan spent countless hours together and were best buddies.

    Dan was one of the very first "Relief Pitchers," in baseball, where he was known as "The Silencer," by his colleagues and sports writers. Dan played for several Minor League teams before making his Major League debut on April 11, 1962. Dan played for the Kansas City Athletics in 1962, Los Angeles Angels from 1962-1964, Milwaukee Braves in 1965, and the Boston Red Sox from 1966-1967, where he was a member of the "1967 Red Sox Impossible Dream Team." During the 1967 World Series, Dan pitched in game 3 and game 7. In 1968, Dan was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Dan's final year in Major League Baseball was played in Houston, Texas for the Houston Astros. At the end of the season, Dan was traded to the San Diego Padres, but decided to retire to spend more time with his family.
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