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Two-Time World Series Champion Bruce Kison Passes Away At 68

A baseball game in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 03: A general view of PNC Park during opening day between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park on April 3, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A former ace from the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation passed away on Saturday morning. Former Pirates pitcher Bruce Kison passed away at the age of 68.

Kison was a two-time World Series champion with the Pirates, and helped deliver the organization's last World Series title. He pitched for the Pirates from 1971-79, bookending his career in Pittsburgh with two titles.

He went on to play for the California Angles and Boston Red Sox.

Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown remembered the former Pittsburgh star.

Kison debuted at the age of 21, and found himself contributing to a title during his first season.

His best season as a pro came in his last with Pittsburgh when he put together a 3.19 ERA in 172 innings to go along with 105 strikeouts.

Following his playing career, Kison spent more than a decade as a scout for the Baltimore Orioles.