American baseball playerDied when: 76 years 166 days (917 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Richard John McAuliffe (November 29, 1939 – May 13, 2016) was an American professional baseball shortstop / second baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers (1960–73) and Boston Red Sox (1974–75).
He was a part of the Tigers' 1968 World Series championship, and was known for his unusual batting stance.A left-handed hitter, McAuliffe held his hands very high with an open stance that faced the pitcher.
As the pitcher delivered to home plate, he moved his forward (right) foot to a more conventional position before swinging.