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Mitchell Page: 1951-2011

Mar 13, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

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ESPN analyst and former big leaguer Eduardo Perez passes along the sad news of Mitchell Page’s sudden passing.

Born Mitchell Otis Page, he played eight years in the majors — seven for the A’s and one for the Pirates, serving mostly as a designated hitter and outfielder. He retired after the 1984 season with a .266/.346/.429 career batting line, 560 career hits and 72 career home runs in 2,104 total at-bats.

Page served as a hitting coach for the Cardinals from 2002-2004 under manager Tony La Russa and had been operating as a roving minor league hitting instructor for the Nationals.

He went to the World Series with St. Louis in 2004 and played a small part in the development of modern baseball’s best hitter: Albert Pujols.

Doctors say Page died in his sleep Saturday night. He was 59 years old.

  1. rapmusicmademedoit - Mar 13, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    RIP you son of a beach.

  2. missthemexpos - Mar 13, 2011 at 8:04 PM

    Eddie Murray was great in 1977, but I always thought Page deserved the Rookie of the Year award. He did it all his first year, speed, power, batting average, on base %.

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