Gil McDougald Dies

Gil McDougald, the Yankees’ versatile All-Star infielder who played on five World Series championship teams but was remembered as well for a single at-bat resulting in one of baseball’s most frightening moments, died Sunday at his home in Wall Township, N.J. He was 82.

The cause was prostate cancer, his son Tod said.

Former Yankees infielder Gil McDougald died of prostate cancer on Sunday at his home in Wall Township, N.J. He was 82.

McDougald played his entire 10-year career with the Yankees from 1951-60 and was a member of eight pennant-winning teams (1951-53, '55-58 and '60) and five championship clubs (1951-53, '56 and '58). He was also the first Yankee to win the Rookie of the Year Award when he was honored in '51 after hitting .306 with 72 runs scored, 14 home runs, 63 RBIs and a .396 on-base percentage.

Gil McDougald, an All-Star infielder who helped the New York Yankees win five World Series championships during the 1950s, has died. He was 82.

McDougald died Sunday of prostate cancer at his home in Wall Township, N.J., the Yankees said in a statement Monday night.

McDougald spent his entire 10-year major league career with the Yankees and played a key role on one of baseball's greatest dynasties.