Three-Time All-Star and Yankees Icon Joe Pepitone Passes Away at Age 82

Joe Pepitone, a Yankees legend and three-time MLB All-Star, passed away on Monday at the age of 82, the team stated in a statement. Pepitone was a first baseman and outfielder for the Yankees for eight seasons between 1962 and 1969. There was no cause of death listed. “The Yankees are very saddened by the passing of former Yankee Joe Pepitone, whose fun and dynamic demeanor and on-field contributions made him a fan favorite well beyond his 1960s playing days,” the organization stated in a statement. “As a native New Yorker, he embraced all aspects of being a Yankee during his playing career — which included three All-Star appearances and three Gold Gloves — and the decades that followed. Joe’s tremendous pleasure in being a Yankee was always evident whenever he entered a room. Our entire organization will miss him. We sincerely sympathize with his family, friends, and everyone who knew him.” “We lost a good one today,” said former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Fergie Jenkins. Joseph Pepitone, rest in peace. He was a wonderful friend and teammate.”