Cleveland Indians World Series champion, oldest former MLB player dies at 100

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Former GM and oldest former MLB player Eddie Robinson dies at 100

FILE – In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 file photo, Eddie Robinson sits in a box at Progressive Field before Game 6 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Chicago Cubs in Cleveland. Former big leaguer and general manager Eddie Robinson, who was the oldest living former MLB player, has died at age 100. The Texas Rangers, the team for which Robinson was GM from 1976-82, said he passed away Monday night, Oct. 4, 2021 at his ranch in Bastrop, Texas.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — The oldest living former major league player has died at age 100. The Texas Rangers say former big leaguer and general manager Eddie Robinson died Monday night at his ranch in Bastrop, Texas. Robinson was the GM of the Rangers from 1976-82 after being GM of the Atlanta Braves from 1972-76. He was the last surviving player from the 1948 World series champion Cleveland Indians. That was part of his 13 seasons as a player. Robinson was a four-time All-Star and played for seven American League teams. He was then a coach, executive and scout until 2004.

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