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.