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Gene Clines, Part of 1st MLB All-minority Lineup, Dies At 75

Al Oliver, left, Gene Clines, center, Manny Sanguillen, seated, and Dave Cash pose for a portrait during an event hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first all-minority lineup to take the field in Major League Baseball history, at the Heinz History Center, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Clines, a line drive-hitting outfielder for the 1971 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. He was 75. Clines’ wife, Joanne, told the Pirates that Clines died at his home in Bradenton, Florida. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
Al Oliver, left, Gene Clines, center, Manny Sanguillen, seated, and Dave Cash pose for a portrait during an event hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first all-minority lineup to take the field in Major League Baseball history, at the Heinz History Center, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Clines, a line drive-hitting outfielder for the 1971 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. He was 75. Clines’ wife, Joanne, told the Pirates that Clines died at his home in Bradenton, Florida. (Alexandra Wimley/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
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Pittsburgh (AP) -- Gene Clines, part of the first all-minority lineup in Major League Baseball history and a line drive-hitting outfielder for the 1971 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates, died Thursday. He was 75.

Clines’ wife, Joanne, told the Pirates that Clines died at his home in Bradenton, Florida, site of the team’s longtime spring training home. No cause of death was given.