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Oscar Gamble, known for his Afro and lefty power, dead at 68


Oscar Gamble, the dangerous left-handed hitter with a famous Afro, died Wednesday. He was 68 years old.

Gamble’s agent, Andrew Levy, confirmed the death to The cause of death wasn't reported by the outlet.

The late outfielder and DH was with the Yankees for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors during the ‘70s and ‘80s.

There’s a well-known 1976 baseball card of Gamble, with his hair coming out from underneath his Yankees cap. When he joined the Bombers, he was forced to get a haircut.

Former Yankee Oscar Gamble holds up a card that features the giant Afro he sported.

(Martin for Daily News)

The pull hitter also played for the Cubs, Phillies, Indians, White Sox, Rangers and Padres.

Gamble, who retired in 1985, batted .265 with 200 home runs and 666 RBI in 5,197 career plate appearances.