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Cruz, of Orioles' 1983 championship team, dies in swimming accident

Updated: September 5, 2008, 1:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BALTIMORE -- Todd Cruz, who just six weeks ago was part of a 25th anniversary celebration of the Baltimore Orioles' 1983 World Series championship, has died. He was 52.

Cruz, an infielder on that team, died Tuesday while swimming at the apartment complex in which he lived in Bullhead City, Ariz. The cause of death is pending results of an autopsy conducted by the Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office.

Cruz played with six major league teams from 1978 to 1984. ...

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