Two Former New York Yankees Have Passed Away

Paul Blair who won 2 World Series titles with the Yankees passed away Wednesday at the age of 69. (Photo courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Paul Blair who won 2 World Series titles with the Yankees passed away Wednesday at the age of 69. (Photo courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame)

The New York Yankees lost two more members of the family on Thursday when outfielder/first-baseman Mike Hegan passed away at the age of 71 and Paul Blair passed away at the age of 69.

Hegan was an outfielder and first-baseman for the Yankees in 1964, 1966-1967 and 1973-1974. Blair was traded to the Yankees in 1977 and won two titles in 1977 and 1978 with the Yankees. Both players were known for their glove work. Hegan held the record for most consecutive errorless games until Kevin Youkilis broke it in 2007. Paul Blair is second all time in defensive WAR for outfielders, and won eight gold gloves.

Mike Hegan had two stints with the Yankees. He passed away late Tuesday night at the age of 71. (Photo courtesy AP Newswire)

Mike Hegan had two stints with the Yankees. He passed away late Tuesday night at the age of 71. (Photo courtesy AP Newswire)

 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Blair and Hegan.

Topics: Mike Hegan, New York Yankees, Paul Blair

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