Longtime A's instructor Ron Plaza dies at 77
April 16, 2012
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ron Plaza, the minor league roving instructor for the Oakland Athletics who spent more than six decades in pro ball, has died. He was 77.
The team said Plaza died Sunday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. He recently had a series of small strokes and was being treated at a rehabilitation nursing home.
Plaza was entering his 30th season as Oakland's minor league roving instructor and his 61st in professional baseball as a player, coach and manager. Plaza played in the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league system as an infielder for 12 years.
He joined the A's organization in 1983 after 14 years with the Cincinnati Reds, where he served as a minor league roving instructor for eight seasons and on the major league coaching staff for six.
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