Bob Watson, whose career in baseball included duties as a player, coach, general manager and executive of the Major League Baseball, died Thursday, Houston Astros was announced.
Watson, who is 74 years old, died of kidney disease, according to his son.
The biggest part of the 19-year baseman career and the first outfielder came with Astros, with whom he played from 1966 until he was traded to Boston Red Sox during the 1979 season. In 14 seasons with Houston, he scored .297 with 139 homers and 782 RBI.
After serving as Oakland Athletics Beating coach, Watson went on to become general manager of Astros and Yankees, winning the World Series with New York in 1996. He became the first African-American GM to win the World Series.
Watson then worked for Major League Baseball as vice president overseeing discipline and regulation and operations on the field before retiring in 2010.
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