Former All-Star Glenn Beckert died at the age of 79

  • Four-time All-Star Glenn Beckert, who played for the Cuba of Chicago between 1965 and 1979, died at the age of 79.


Changed 12 Apr 2020, 23:32 IST

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Glenn Beckert, one of the best second basemen in Chicago Cuban history, died at the age of 79.

Former teammate and Hall of Fame coach Fergie Jenkins posted a message on his Twitter account Sunday: “We lost a great man today, Glenn Beckert. Glenn was my friend, my Cubes teammate and the best man in my marriage.”

“He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Beckert family.”

Cubes later tweeted: “The Chicago Cubs are saddened to learn of the death of former infielder Glenn Beckert.”

Beckert began his major league baseball career with Chicago in Major১৯ and played for Cuba in the 1973 season. During that stretch, he was a four-time All-Star and also received a Gold Glove Award.

১৯ In 1971, Beckert hit. To finish third in the National League.

In second baseman, Beckert is in the top five in the history of the Cubs in games played (1,247), hits (1,423), doubles (194), triples (31), runs (672) and walks (248).

Published on April 12, 2020, 23:32 IST

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