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Bobby Prescott, grandes ligas panameño, fallece a sus 89 años de edad

Bobby Prescott, Panamanian major leagues baseball player, dies at 89

George "Bobby" Bertrand Prescott , a Panamanian baseball player who played in Major League Baseball, died this morning, at 89 years old, sources close to the remembered player reported.
Nicknamed the man of the golden dolls for his long home runs, Bobby Prescott represented Panama in numerous international tournaments.

Prescott was honored by the Panamanian Baseball Federation in 2015 when the 72nd edition of the National Major Baseball Championship was dedicated to him.

A native of the province of Colón, he managed to make the leap to the Major Leagues in 1961, when he was called to play at 30 years of age with the then Kansas City Athletics.

In that season in the American League, he played 10 games and scored one hit.

Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1962, Prescott is also remembered for winning the triple batting crown in 1950 in national baseball.

His explosive hitting also took him to professional baseball in Mexico where he played for the Guadalajara team.

With great regret we have received the unfortunate news of the death of George" Bobby" Prescott, a great of Panamanian baseball, wrote the leader of Little League, Plinio Castillo in his social media account.

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