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Billy Loes Dies at 80

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Billy Loes, former Brooklyn Dodgers hurler who appeared in three World Series (1952, 1953, and 1955), has died at the age of 80.

Loes, who compiled a 80-63 record in 11 seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, and San Francisco Giants, died in a hospice in Tucson, Arizona. He had been battling diabetes for several years.

He made headlines when he said the Yankees would win the 1952 World Series in six games. He was one game off as the Yankees won in seven games, but it was unusual for a player to predict that the other team would win the World Series.

Loes missed a chance to be the winning pitcher in what could have been a World Series clinching win for the Dodgers in the sixth game, ...

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