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Oscar Gamble, famous for homers and hair, dead at 68

Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumour of the jaw. He was 68.

His second wife, Lovell Woods Gamble, said he was diagnosed with a benign tumour, ameloblastoma, about nine years ago. It became ameloblastic carcinoma in 2016 and he had the first of several operations that August. Gamble, who lived in Montgomery, Alabama, entered UAB Hospital in Birmingham on Jan. 22 …
CBC | MLB News

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