Ron Fairly

Ron Fairly

Original Name Ronald Ray Fairly
Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 30 Oct 2019 (aged 81)
Indian Wells, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 204297381 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. For twenty seasons (1958 to 1978), he played at the first baseman and outfielder positions with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays and California Angels. Born Ronald Ray Fairly, he was raised in Southern California where he attended David Starr Jordan High School and later played collegiate baseball at the University of Southern California. In 1958, he contributed to the Trojans’ capturing of the Collegiate Baseball World Series. Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1958, he made his Major League debut as a late season call up on September 9, 1958. The following season (1959), he experienced a world championship with the Dodgers and two additional world titles would follow in 1963 and 1965. During the 1965 World Series, he batted .379 and hit two home runs against the Minnesota Twins. He was traded to the Montreal Expos during the 1969 season and became a part of their inaugural year. During his tenure with Montreal, he shared a lineup of which included other veteran players such as Bobby Wine and Rusty Staub. After stops in St. Louis and Oakland, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, prior to the 1977 season and for the second time in his career he had the distinction of being part of a team’s inaugural year. Fairly also achieved the distinction as being the first Toronto Blue Jay to achieve all-star status. After one season with the California Angels (1978), he retired. In 2,255 career regular season games, he compiled 1,913 hits and a .266 lifetime batting average. After retiring as a player, he began a lengthy broadcasting career, initially with the California Angels in 1979. This was followed with the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners. He died from cancer.

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  • Originally Created by: C & N Rasmussen
  • Added: 30 Oct 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 204297381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ron Fairly (12 Jul 1938–30 Oct 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 204297381, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.