Dodgers 3-Time World Series Champion Ron Fairly Passes Away

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One of the key cogs on some dominant Los Angeles Dodgers teams has passed away.

Ron Fairly, a first baseman and outfielder who played 12 of 21 major league seasons with the Dodgers, died Wednesday at the age of 81.

Fairly was called up to the Dodgers as a 19-year-old in 1958, and remained a starter up until a 1969 trade with the Montreal Expos, with whom he played six seasons. Fairly was a member of World Series-winning teams in 1959, 1963, and 1965, a series in which he hit .379 with two home runs.

In his career, Fairly hit .266 with 215 home runs and 1,044 RBIs. He made two All-Star teams, one of which came with the Toronto Blue Jays at the age of 38.

After retiring, Fairly immediately became one of the best broadcasters in the business. After working with the Angels and Giants from 1979 to 1993, Fairly made the move to Seattle, where he called Mariners games for 13 seasons.

As a player and broadcaster, Fairly was a part of over 7,000 MLB games. Baseball has lost one of their most passionate sons in Fairly.