Former receiver, World Series champion and presenter dies at 74

Former wide receiver Ray Fosse, who spent 12 years behind plate for four teams but was perhaps best known as a player for a vicious collision with Pete Rose in the 1970 All-Star Game, died at the age 74.

Fosse had battled cancer for 16 years before passing away on Wednesday, his wife Carol announced on her website, RayFosse.com.

At the end of his playing days, Fosse embarked on a second career in broadcasting, as an analyst for the Oakland A television and radio shows from 1986 until he resigned last August to focus on her cancer treatment and spend time with her family.

Ray Fosse played for the Oakland A's for three seasons, then broadcast their games later for 36 more years.

Fosse was the seventh overall pick in the 1965 Cleveland Indians Draft, and he made his MLB debut in 1967 at the age of 20. He played eight seasons in Cleveland, making the All-Star American League team and winning Golden Glove honors. in 1970 and 1971.

He had his best season in 1970, hitting 0.307 with 18 home runs in 120 games. However, 16 of those home runs came before the All-Star game, when Rose slammed into him late in the 12th inning to score the winning run.

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