Ex-Yankee Blanchard dies
TAMPA, Fla. -- Johnny Blanchard, who played in five consecutive World Series for the New York Yankees in the early 1960s, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Minnesota. He was 76.
A key player off the bench when the Yankees won five AL pennants from 1960-64, Blanchard batted .345 (10-for-29) in the World Series overall and hit a pair of home runs as New York defeated Cincinnati in the 1961 Series.
"This is a sad day," Hall of Famer Yogi Berra said. "Johnny was a good friend and a ...
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