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Rocky Bridges, who played for Dodgers and Angels, dies at 87
Rocky Bridges, who played for Dodgers and Angels, dies at 87

Rocky Bridges, a journeyman infielder whose 11-year major league career was bookended by seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the expansion Los Angeles Angels, has died in Idaho. He was 87. Bridges, who went on to be a minor league manager and major league coach, died Tuesday of natural causes in Coeur d'Alene, his family said. During his baseball career, Bridges was better known for his wit and wordplay than his performance on the diamond. He played for seven teams from 1951 through 1961; the longest stretch was four seasons in Cincinnati. "It took me that long to learn how to spell it," he liked to tell reporters. A shortstop, second baseman and third baseman, Bridges...

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