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Former Dodgers Player, Angels Broadcaster Ron Fairly Dies at 81

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the death of former player Ron Fairly Wednesday, who died at the age of 81.

"The Dodgers send their condolences to the family and friends of former Dodger Ron Fairly, who has passed away. Fairly played for the Dodgers for 12 years and won three championships with the team," the Dodgers tweeted.

No further details about Fairly's death were released, but his death was also reported by the Seattle Mariners, for whom Fairly worked as a broadcaster.

Fairly -- who starred for the USC Trojans baseball team in the 1950s -- played for six teams during a Major League career that lasted from 1958 to 1978. He played outfield and first base for the Dodgers from 1958-69, and was a part of their World Series-winning teams in 1959, 1963 and 1965.

Fairly had a lifetime batting average of .266, with 215 home runs and 1,044 runs batted in.

He fashioned a long and successful second career as a broadcaster, working for the then-California Angels in the 1980s, and later for the San Francisco Giants and the Mariners.

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