Former Cleveland Indians outfielder Oscar Gamble, known for his free-flowing afro and left-handed power, has passed away at 68-years-old, his agent, Andrew Levy confirmed to MLB.com on Wednesday.
An Alabama native, Gamble arrived in Cleveland in 1973 following stints with the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. In three seasons with the Indians, he batted .274, hitting 54 home runs and 148 runs batted in.
Gamble would go on to spend seven seasons with the New York Yankees, where his big personality was a hit with the New York media. In 17 seasons in the major leagues, Gamble totaled 200 home runs and 666 RBIs to go along with a .265 batting average.
In addition to his power at the plate, Gamble was well-known for his afro hairstyle, which made for some of baseball's most memorable trading cards and photos.
After retiring from baseball following the 1985 season, Gamble returned to Alabama and spent several years as a player agent. A cause of death has not yet been reported.