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Paul Blair dies at 69; Gold Glove center fielder for the Orioles
Paul Blair dies at 69; Gold Glove center fielder for the Orioles

Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win a pair of World Series titles while gliding to make marvelous catches, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. His wife, Gloria, told the Baltimore Sun that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville, Md. A member of the Orioles Hall of Fame, the popular Blair patrolled the outfield from 1964 to '76, playing key parts when Baltimore won its first two World Series crowns in 1966 and 1970 under Manager Earl Weaver. He won two more titles with the New York Yankees...

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