Charlie Sands, American baseball player, Died at 68


Charles Duane “Charlie” Sands was born on December 17, 1947, and died on August 22, 2016.

He was an American professional baseball player.

He played as a pinch hitter, designated hitter and catcher for the New York Yankees (1967), Pittsburgh Pirates (1971–72), California Angels (1973–74) and Oakland Athletics (1975) of Major League Baseball.

He was 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall, weighed 200 pounds (91 kg), batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

He had played on the Pirates’ 1971 National League and World Series champions and batted one time in the Fall Classic, pinch-hitting for Bob Veale in the sixth inning of Game 2 and striking out against eventual Hall of Famer Jim Palmer.

For over six seasons, Sands played in 93 Games and had 145 At Bats, 15 Runs, 31 Hits, 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, 6 Home Runs, 23 RBI, 36 Walks, .214 Batting Average, .372 On-base percentage, .393 Slugging Percentage, 57 Total Bases, 1 Sacrifice Fly and 4 Intentional Walks.

Charlie Sands passed away at 68 years old.