Red Sox All-Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 1964 file photo, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette poses for a photo at the annual Boston Baseball Writers of America awards dinner in Boston. The Red Sox announced that Monbouquette died Sunday Jan. 25, 2015 in Boston from complications from leukemia. The 20-game winner, and four-time All-Star who threw a no-hitter and who spent more than 50 years in professional baseball was 78. (AP Photo, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox say Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown team, has died. He was 78.

The team says in a news release Monday that Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia.

Monbouquette spent more than 50 years in professional baseball as a player, coach and scout. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000.

Born and raised in nearby Medford, the right-hander was signed by Boston in 1955 and made his Red Sox debut three years later at age 21. He was selected to four All-Star teams, starting for the American League in 1960, and pitched a no-hitter in Chicago against the White Sox on Aug. 1, 1962.

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