A legendary Major League Baseball broadcaster and former player has passed away at the age of 81, his team announced on social media this afternoon.
Ron Fairly, a longtime broadcaster, two-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion, has died, the Seattle Mariners announced.
Seattle released a statement on Twitter.
"The Mariners organization has lost one of its most beloved voices. We send our thoughts and condolences to the family and loved ones of broadcaster and baseball lifer Ron Fairly. May he Rest In Peace," the Mariners announced.
Fairly, a first baseman/right fielder, played for the Dodgers, Expos, Cardinals, A's, Blue Jays and Angels. His career spanned from 1958-78.
The MLB veteran then went into broadcasting, beginning his career in 1979 at KTLA in Los Angeles. He became the play-by-play man for the Mariners in 1993 and held the position until 2006. Fairly is perhaps most known as a broadcaster for his Ken Griffey Jr. calls.
Our thoughts are with Ron's family and friends.
May he rest in peace.