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Dennis Bennett, former MLB pitcher, dies at 72

March 24, 2012
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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.—Dennis Bennett, who pitched for four Major League Baseball teams, died Saturday. He was 72.

Bennett's daughter, Vanessa Bennett, said he died Saturday morning at his home in Klamath Falls, Ore., after an ongoing illness.

The Herald and News reports ( http://bit.ly/H1xAJy) that Bennett had been in poor health and was hospitalized in Portland the last two months before returning home Thursday.

Bennett pitched for Philadelphia, Boston, the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels in his career. He pitched 28 complete games and six shutouts and had a career record of 48-49 with a 3.69 ERA. He is listed among the several opening-day pitchers used by the Phillies. He threw and batted left-handed. He and his brother Dave pitched in the same game once during the 1964 Philadelphia season.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com

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