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March 10, 2010

Former Los Angeles Dodger Willie Davis was found dead in his Burbank home Tuesday morning. He was 69.

His body was found inside his Victory Boulevard home by a neighbor.

The Los Angeles county coroner has not ruled on the cause of death, though authorities said he appeared to have died of natural causes.

Davis played center field for the Dodgers for 14 seasons, starting in 1960, and was traded to the Montreal Expos in 1973.


He ended his career in 1979 after playing a season for the California Angels.

Davis won two World Series titles with the Dodgers, in 1963 and 1965.

He has more hits, extra-base hits, triples, runs scored, at-bats and total bases than any Dodger during their years in Los Angeles starting in 1958.

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt released a statement Tuesday calling Davis “one of the most talented players ever to wear the Dodger uniform.”

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