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    Shame on you Yankee fans

    A great Yankee "Hank Baur" passed away and not a peep out one of you's.

    The guy was top class and carried himself proud and yet was a gentle giant (much like Gil Hodges). Baseball truly lost a good man.

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Hank Bauer, the tough ex-Marine who set a World Series record with a 17-game hitting streak for the New York Yankees and later managed the Baltimore Orioles to the 1966 title, died Friday. He was 84. Bauer died in the Kansas City area, where he made his home, Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said.

    During 14 seasons in the major leagues, a career that spanned from 1948-61, Bauer became a three-time All-Star outfielder, helping the Yankees win seven World Series titles and nine AL pennants. He spent his first 12 seasons with the Yankees and his final two with the Kansas City Athletics.

    In his final Series appearance, he hit .323 with four homers and eight RBIs as the Yankees beat the Milwaukee Braves in seven games in 1958.

    Bauer managed the Kansas City A's to ninth-place finishes in 1961 and 1962, then took over as manager of the Orioles in 1964.

    In 1966, he managed the Orioles to a 97-63 record and a World Series sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bauer left the Orioles during the 1968 season, and his final managing job was with the Oakland A's the following year.

    Bauer was a pallbearer at former teammate Mickey Mantle's funeral in 1995.

    Bauer joined the Marines shortly after Pearl Harbor and saw action in several battles. He maintained his hard edge throughout his career on the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaJet
    The guy was top class and carried himself proud and yet was a gentle giant (much like Gil Hodges). Baseball truly lost a good man.
    Never got a chance to see him play but from the stories I've heard I can't disagree at all. RIP Hank.

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    R.I.P. Hank.

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    RIP..Hank , I never seen him play but the stories my pop tells me is that he was something. He told me the story about Hank knocking out three guys in the Coco cabana for messing with his teammates in the 50's and what a hitter he was in the old Yankee stadium hitting the ball way in center field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONFAN 40
    RIP..Hank , I never seen him play but the stories my pop tells me is that he was something. He told me the story about Hank knocking out three guys in the Coco cabana for messing with his teammates in the 50's and what a hitter he was in the old Yankee stadium hitting the ball way in center field.
    Yup he was defending Mantle, Martin, and I believe Berra. You have to read about how he came to Elston Howards aid when very few if any of the other Yankees would..

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    RIP Hank. From everything I hear, he was an extremely classy guy and a great teammate.

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