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Former No. 1 general MLB draft choose Mike Ivie dies at age 70

Former No. 1 general draft choose Mike Ivie, who performed elements of 11 large league seasons, has died. He was 70.

Ivie died Friday in North Augusta, South Carolina. Based on Posey Funeral Administrators, Ivie died of ongoing well being points.

Ivie batted .269 with 81 homers and 411 RBIs in 857 video games with the San Diego Padres (1971, 1974-77), San Francisco Giants (1978-81), Houston Astros (1981-82) and Detroit Tigers (1982-83).

In 1970, Ivie was drafted as a catcher by the Padres and billed to be a future star. However Ivie developed troubles throwing the ball again to the pitcher, setting again his improvement.

He ended up beginning simply 5 video games as a catcher, 4 in 1971 and one in 1976. San Diego additionally tried him at third base earlier than he ultimately noticed most of his taking part in time at first base. His greatest season for the Padres was when he batted .291 in 1976.

Ivie was traded to the Giants previous to the 1978 season and hit 4 pinch-hit homers. He set a serious league file that season with two pinch-hit grand slams.

In his second 12 months with San Francisco, he established profession highs of 27 homers and 89 RBIs.

Ivie’s main league profession was over at age 30 when the Tigers launched him in 1983. Late in his profession, Ivie mentioned the pressures and excessive expectations deeply affected him.

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