Philadelphia Phillies Star Dies
A Philadelphia Phillies star died this past week.
Former infielder Ramon Aviles passed away last Monday.
The star member of Philadelphia’s 1980 World Series Championship squad died at the age of 68 on January 27.
This past Sunday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame publicly honored Aviles on social media.
Aviles was a member of the Phillies for three seasons as a backup infielder.
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) February 2, 2020
Prior to that, he started for the Boston Red Sox for one season.
For his career, Aviles recorded a .268 batting average with two homers, 24 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
In 1980, the year Philadelphia won the championship, Aviles had a career year.
He recorded 21 hits and both of his career homers over the course of the 51 outings he appeared in.
Aviles’ is also the uncle of former MLB utility infielder, Mike Aviles, who had a 10-year career that spanned five different organizations.