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Roseboro part of one of baseball's most violent plays

Updated: August 29, 2002, 11:03 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher John Roseboro, hit over the head with a bat in one of the most violent incidents in Major League baseball history, died after a lengthy illness, a family spokeswoman said Aug. 19. He was 69.

Roseboro, who also played for Minnesota and Washington, died Aug. 16 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said publicist Carole Wade.

The cause of death was not specified. Wade said that Roseboro's reported medical problems recently included ...

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