Sal Bando, a four-time All-Star third baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers and Oakland Athletics, passed away at the age of 78.Bando lost his battle with cancer on Friday, according to his family.
The Athletics announced in a statement that they were "heartbroken" to hear about Sal Bando's passing.
"Captain Sal, as he was lovingly referred as by the A's supporters, was a four-time All-Star and guided the Club to three straight World Series victories.
Sal Bando, a former third baseman, general manager, and 2014 Wall of Honor honoree, passed away, the Milwaukee Brewers said in a statement.
According to Tom Haudricourt, former Brewers owner and MLB commissioner Bud Selig said, "It can never be understated the significance Sal has in Brewers' history, both on and off the field."
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I am saddened by the loss of Sal Bando," wrote Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench. "I've long admired a brilliant third baseman who is also a fierce competitor with class. RIP"
Sal Bando's death resulted in the loss of a buddy and a great third baseman, according to Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer.
aided in the A's winning three World Series. 1-0 victory thanks to a solo home run by me in the fourth inning of the  playoff game.
Former All-Star pitcher and general manager Dave Stewart stated, "I watched him as a child growing up." "I had the opportunity to meet him in person as an adult.
One of the best illustrations of how to treat others! I send the Bando family my heartfelt sympathies. A wonderful one has passed away again.
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16 MLB seasons of 254/.353/.408 batting. Prior to earning another championship with the Brewers in 1981, his final season, he won two with Oakland in 1974 and 1975.
The Brewers' first free agency acquisition went on to become their general manager. He played all 162 games in three seasons
and finished second, third, and fourth in the MVP vote for the A's over a four-year span.We offer Bando's loved ones our condolences.