Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74

FILE - In this July 29, 1977, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark, center, gets between umpire Jerry Crawford, left, and his outfielder Jay Johnstone during an argument in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Philadelphia. Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, died Saturday, Sept. 26, of complications from COVID-19 at a nursing home in Granada Hills, Calif., his daughter Mary Jayne Sarah Johnstone said Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. He was 74. He also from dementia in recent years, his daughter said.

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