Ex-Cub Phil Cavarretta dies at 94

Updated: December 19, 2010, 1:13 AM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Phil Cavarretta, the 1945 National League MVP who led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday. He was 94.

Cavarretta died at a hospice care center in Lilburn, Ga., of complications from a stroke, according to family members.

His son, Phil Cavarretta Jr., of Lilburn, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that his father suffered the stroke about a week ago. He also had been battling leukemia for several years, but that was in ...

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