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Delsing, 10-year MLB veteran, dies at 80

Updated: May 9, 2006, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- Former St. Louis Browns outfielder Jim Delsing, best known as the pinch-runner for midget Eddie Gaedel in one of baseball's most unusual spectacles, has died. He was 80.

Delsing, who played 10 seasons in the major leagues, died of cancer Thursday at his home in Chesterfield. There was a Mass for him Monday.

On Aug. 19, 1951, the lowly Browns were playing a doubleheader against Detroit when maverick St. Louis owner Bill Veeck had Gaedel sent in to hit in the second ...

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