The Red Sox Hall of Famer has died.
Jimmy Piersall, a former MLB All-Star outfielder and a longtime broadcaster, has passed away.
He was 87.
The Waterbury, Conn. native played in the MLB from 1950-1967. He was a member of the Boston Red Sox for eight seasons and is in the team's hall of fame. Piersall is considered one of the best defensive outfielders in team history, totaling 95 assists, 21 double plays, and a .990 fielding percentage in the outfield. He's a career .272 hitter and had 104 home runs and 591 RBI.
Piersall was a two-time All-Star and a two-time Gold Glove winner. He battled mental illness during his career and his biography, Fear Strikes Out, was published in 1955 and turned into a movie in 1957.
He reportedly died a care facility in Wheaton, Ill. after a months-long illness.
Rest in peace, Jimmy.