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Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Don Demeter, former Brooklyn Dodger and Oklahoma City native, dies at age 86

Don Demeter, who played 11 seasons in the major leagues and was one of the few remaining Brooklyn Dodgers still living, died Monday night. He was 86 years old.

Born in Oklahoma City, Demeter played on powerhouse baseball teams at Capitol Hill High School. He signed with Brooklyn right out of high school and made the major league roster with the Dodgers in 1956 at age 21.

The outfielder was part of Brooklyn’s first World Series championship team in 1959. He played in all six games of the World Series and started in three of them.

Demeter also played with the Phillies, Tigers and Indians, hitting 163 home runs and driving in 563 runs in his career.

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