Former Dodgers Coach Mickey Vernon Dies

Mickey Vernon, who was a year older than Jackie Robinson, died last September at the age of 90. He was a seven-time all-star although he missed four years because of World War II. Later in his career he coached for the Dodgers in 1975 and 1976.

Vernon played for Washington, Cleveland, Boston, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh, retiring with 2,495 hits and 1,311 runs batted in.

He managed the Senators while they were in Washington for two seasons before being replaced after 40 games into his third year.

Vernon then managed in the minor leagues at Vancouver (Pacific Coast), Richmond (International) and Manchester (Eastern) and coached with the Pirates, Cardinals, Dodgers and Yankees.