Battey was a four-time All-Star

Updated: November 18, 2003, 12:27 AM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Earl Battey, an All-Star for the Minnesota Twins who was one of baseball's best catchers during the 1960s, died at 68.

Battey died of cancer Saturday in his hometown of Ocala, Fla., the Twins said Monday.

Battey played on the Twins' 1965 American League championship team, batting .297 and finishing in the top 10 of the league's MVP voting.

On the 1965 team, which won 102 games and lost the World Series in seven games to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Battey was the anchor behind ...

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