Oscar Gamble, who was known for his big hair and big bat during his 17-year career, passed away on Wednesday morning.
Andrew Levy, Gamble’s agent, confirmed the news to MLB.com. A cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
Gamble spent seven of his 17-year career as an outfielder and DH for the New York Yankees during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Due to Gamble’s hair being against the Yankees hair and beard policy, he was initially forced to get a haircut after joining the team.
In addition to the Yankees, Gamble played for the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres.
Gamble retired from baseball in 1985, hitting a career line of .265/.356/.454 with 200 homers, 666 RBI and a .811 OPS.