Ron Fairly hangs up his mike

The former Dodgers outfielder-1B has been a color color man on the Seattle Mariners TV and radio team since 1993. He got his start on the air with the Angels and also worked for the Giants. He'll retire after this season at age 68. As a player, Fairly signed out of the USC with the Dodgers in 1958 — their first season in Los Angeles — and got into fifteen games. He became a regular in '62 and a couple of times reached 14 homers before going to the Montreal Expos in '69 in the mid-year trade that brought Maury Wills back to the Dodgers along with Manny Mota. The Angels acquired him from Toronto for a final season in 1978, when he was the oldest player in the American League. Fairly had a solid journeyman career: he hit .266, clubbed 215 home runs and OPS'd .768 over 2,442 games. He made two All-Star games and with the Dodgers hit .300 in four World Series (good for three championship rings.)

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