October 16, 2021

Former Athletics broadcaster, MLB player Ray Fosse dies after silent, 16-year battle with cancer

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Longtime Oakland Athletics broadcaster and former Main League Baseball catcher Ray Fosse has died at age 74, his spouse stated in a press release Wednesday.

The assertion, posted to rayfosse.com, reads, “It is with a heavy heart that Carol Fosse, Ray Fosse’s wife of 51 years, shares the sad news that Ray Fosse lost his battle to cancer on October 13, 2021 after silently fighting it for the past 16 years. Carol and daughters, Nikki and Lindsey, send their love out to family, friends and fans that mourn his loss with them.”

The A’s launched a press release, saying partly, “Few people epitomize what it means to be an Athletic more than Ray.”

He was a “franchise icon,” the staff stated.

ABC7 Information Sports activities Producer Casey Pratt describes him as being “a fixture at the Oakland Coliseum,” who at all times had a form phrase and a “bone-crushing handshake” for you.

Fosse labored as a coloration commentator for the membership since 1986 after a 12-year MLB profession.

He was traded to the A’s earlier than the 1973 season, the place he was a part of the World Collection championship groups in 1973 and 1974.

All through his profession, Fosse additionally performed for the Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers and Cleveland Indians, the place he was a primary spherical draft decide in 1965.