In recent news, longtime major league reliever Bill Campbell passed away. He reportedly took his last breath on Friday, January 6, 2022. He was one of the first Major League players to take advantage of free agency. It is coming forward that he died and left all his loved ones and fans in profound grief. Tributes have poured in for the reliever in large amounts on social media which clearly indicates how saddened everyone is by his sudden demise. Here, in this article, check what was his cause of death and how did he die.
According to reports, the former Boston Red Sox relief pitcher was diagnosed with cancer and he was getting treatment for the same for a long time. Despite getting all the best medical care and facility, Campbell could not recover and succumbed to the dreaded disease. Now, the word has spread all over social media and his fans and well-wishers are expressing their sadness about it. No one seems to believe the fact that he has died and has left them all in deep sorrow, from which it will be very difficult to come out.
Who Was Bill Campbell?
Born on August 31, 1940, in Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States, Bill played a total of 15 seasons in the major leagues with 7 teams. His most notable years were from 1977 to 1981 with the Red Sox. Apart from that, Bill also played for the Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, and Montreal Expos. As mentioned, 1977 was his best season as he was selected for the American League All-Star team. With a 2.96 earned run average, Campbell was 13-9 while registering an American League-leading 31 saves. In Cy Young Voting, the man even finished 5th.
Let us tell you that Campbell came to the Red Sox as a free agent and after his tenure in Boston ended, he signed another free-agent contract with the Chicago Cubs in late 1981 and donned a Cubs uniform. Campbell was a workhorse in the main years of his career. It is coming forward that Campbell would often pitch 2 or 3 innings to close a game. In 1985, Campbell appeared in the postseason with the St. Louis Cardinals. He reportedly pitches in 3 games in the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and compiled a 0.00 ERA. Now, it is coming forward that Bill has passed away and has shattered many hearts. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates.