Andy Pafko dies of natural causes

Updated: October 9, 2013, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Andy Pafko, a four-time All-Star who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series, has died at age 92.

Pafko died Tuesday of apparent natural causes, according to Kraig Pike, director of the Pike Funeral Home in Bridgman, Mich.

Pafko also played for the Brooklyn Dodgers the Milwaukee Braves, and he took part in four World Series during 17 years in the major leagues.

He was Brooklyn's left fielder in the 1951 National League playoff game when Bobby Thomson's pennant-winning homer, the so-called "shot heard 'round the world," sailed over his head.


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