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Buzzie Bavasi

Baseball executive

Died when: 93 years 141 days (1120 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Emil Joseph "Buzzie" Bavasi (;December 12, 1914 – May 1, 2008) was an American executive in Major League Baseball who played a major role in the operation of three franchises from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s.

He was best known as the general manager of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1951 to 1968, during which time the team captured eight National League pennants and its first four World Series titles.

He was previously a key figure in the integration of minor league baseball in the late 1940s while working for the Dodgers organization.

He went on to become the first president of the San Diego Padres (1968–77); then, between 1977 and 1984, as general manager, he assembled the California Angels teams that made the franchise's first two postseason appearances.

His sons Peter Bavasi and Bill Bavasi have also served as big league general managers.

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