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Friday, January 13, 2023

Former MLB outfielder Lee Tinsley dead at 53

Former MLB outfielder and coach Lee Tinsley died Thursday at 53. No cause of death was announced.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Tinsley died in Scottsdale, Ariz. where he is “survived by three beautiful children.”

Tinsley’s brief major league career spanned across five seasons from 1993 to 1997, where he played for the Mariners, Red Sox and Phillies. In 1994, he ranked second on the Red Sox with 13 stolen bases without being caught.

He started the 1995 campaign with a 14-game hitting streak and was moved from the bottom of the order to the leadoff spot. He also had a 15-game hitting streak in June. Tinsley hit a career-high .284 with 18 stolen bases in 100 games for the AL East champion Red Sox.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 13, 2023 at 03:12 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Itchy Row Posted: January 13, 2023 at 05:58 PM (#6113129)
He was part of the trade that brought Heathcliff Slocumb to the Red Sox, which led to Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe going to Boston.
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 15, 2023 at 04:31 PM (#6113281)
(Tinsley) is “survived by three beautiful children.”

And a coupla ugly ones, but whaddya gonna do? /rimshot
   3. sanny manguillen Posted: January 15, 2023 at 07:17 PM (#6113308)
Ted Savage also RIP, at 85.
   4. sanny manguillen Posted: January 16, 2023 at 06:50 PM (#6113382)
And the original Frank Thomas, at 93.

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