Al Campanis

Dead

Born: 11/2/1916 in Kos, Italy (now Greece)
Died: 6/21/1998
Age: 81
Cause of death: coronary artery disease

Full name: Alexander Sebastian Campanis
Noted For: member of the Brooklyn Dodgers (1943); general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Was fired after making allegedly racist remarks about the low numbers of black baseball managers in an interview on ABC's Nightline.
Quotation: "I truly believe they may not have some of the necessities to be, let's say a field manager or, perhaps, a general manager."

Copyright © 1997-2017 by David Carson. Who's Alive and Who's Dead is brought to you by Living Water Specialties.