Former All-Star catcher and Oakland A broadcaster Ray Fosse has died at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer, his wife announced Wednesday.
“It is with great regret that Carol Fosse, Ray Fosse’s wife of 51 years, shares the sad news that Ray lost his battle with cancer on October 13, 2021, after fighting in silence for the past 16 years. Carol and her daughters, Nikki and Lindsey, send their love to family, friends and fans who mourn their loss with them. “
Fosse revealed in August that he was walking away from his broadcast duties for the Athletics due to his battle with cancer, which had dragged on for 16 years. Fosse was an MLB catcher from 1967 to 1979. He made two All-Star teams while with the Cleveland Indians and won two World Series with the Athletics.
Following his playing career, Fosse became known for his time as a television host for the Athletics, which spanned from 1986 to 2021.
The Oakland Athletics released a statement regarding Fosse’s death: