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

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 1981, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Jay Johnstone, wearing a padded version of manager Tommy Lasorda's uniform, checks the progress of a rain delay before a National League Playoff baseball game with the Expos in Montreal. 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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