Jay Johnstone Death – Dead | Jay Johnstone Obituary – Passed Away

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Jay Johnstone Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away

Jay Johnstone Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Jay Johnstone.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

He died last Saturday of complications from COVID-19 and also had suffered from dementia in recent years. He was known as a popular prankster, both around the ballpark and at home.

Jay Johnstone passed away. R.I.P. Jay. I hired him one time many years ago. To help my 13 year old Upland, CA. COLT League team to be better baseball player’s. We had a GREAT day that day. He worked with most of not all positions with every player. 1996.

Former Dodgers OF Jay Johnstone Dies at Age 74

Former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder JayJohnstone, a fan favorite and noted prankster who hit a key home run that helped the Dodgers win the 1981 World Series against the New York Yankees, has died at the age of 74.

Johnstone, who grew up in West Covina and attended Edgewood HighSchool, also won a World Series with the Yankees in 1978.

“Jay Johnstone’s spunky spirit and zest for life will never be forgotten. Rest in peace to the two-time World Series champ,” the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association posted Monday on Facebook.

Johnstone played 20 seasons in the major leagues, including his first five seasons with the California Angels, and parts of four seasons with the Dodgers.

His pinch-hit homer in Game 4 of the 1981 World Series fueled a raucous 8-7 victory for L.A. at Dodger Stadium, as the team came back from two games to none deficit to vanquish the Yankees in six games.

He was also a notorious prankster who loved getting the goat of former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, once sneaking into the manager’s office and replacing Lasorda’s beloved celebrity photos with pictures of himself and fellow players Jerry Reuss and Don Stanhouse.

Johnstone played in 1,748 regular-season games in his career, finishing with a .267 batting average and 102 home runs.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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