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Sun, 1984-03-18

On March 18, 1984, famed batting coach Charley Lau dies from cancer at the age of 50. Lau had served as a coach for the Oakland A’s, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. Although his hitting philosophies created controversy, Lau gained his greatest acclaim for his work with future Hall of Famer George Brett.

 

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