Don Mincher, a two-time All-Star first baseman who played for the 1972 World Series champion Oakland Athletics, has died after a long illness. He was 73.
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Mincher hit 200 home runs in 13 years in the major leagues and had stints with the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, Texas Rangers, Seattle Pilots and Washington Senators. He also served as general manager, broadcaster and owner of the Double-A Huntsville Stars, a Southern League franchise.
He retired as Southern League president last October after holding the post since 2000. The league named Mincher its president-emeritus.
Southern League vice president Lori Webb says Mincher passed away Sunday at his Huntsville home.