DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 5: General manager Bob Watson of the USA World Baseball Classic talks hitting with coach Reggie Smith during batting practice before play against the Philadelphia Phillies March 5, 2009 at at Bright House Field in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Two-time All-Star, championship-winning GM, and longtime MLB executive Bob Watson has died at the age of 74 after battling kidney disease.
Watson played 19 years in the big leagues, making two All-Star teams with the Astros. He was later served as GM of the Astros and Yankees, where he won a World Series title in 1996.
He later served as an MLB executive until 2010.
Watson is known for two other famous moments – he scored the one-millionth run in MLB history in 1975, and later became famous for his cameo in The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, shouting “Hey c’mon, let the kids play!”
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