Sal Bando, who won three World Series with Oakland A’s, dies at 78

Sal Bando, who won three World Series with Oakland A’s, dies at 78

Sal Bando, who won three World Series with Oakland A’s, dies at 78

Sal Bando, who won three World Series with Oakland A’s, dies at 78

Sal Bando, who spent the last five seasons of a decorated playing career with the Milwaukee Brewers and then served as the franchise’s general manager for another eight seasons, died Friday at age 78 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

A statement from his family said Bando had been battling cancer for five years.

The three-time World Series champion as a player with the Oakland Athletics made four All-Star teams during his playing days with the A’s and signed a five-year contract worth $1.5 million with the Brewers after the 1976 season, the first premier free-agency additions in Brewers history.

Bando hit .254 with 242 homers and 1,039 RBI in 16 seasons with the Athletics and Brewers. He won three consecutive titles with the A’s from 1972 to 1974.

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