Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia.
Monbouquette spent eight seasons with the Red Sox from 1958 to 1965. He spent more than 50 years in professional baseball and was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000.
Monbouquette, a three-time All-Star, won a career-high 20 games in 1963. Only six pitchers in Red Sox history have more wins than Monbouquette, who racked up 96 victories in a Boston uniform.
Monbouquette also played for the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants during his 11-year career. The right-hander finished with a lifetime 114-112 record and 3.68 ERA.
The man known as “Monbo” was born and raised in Medford, Mass. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, as well as three children — Marc, Michel, and Merric — and three grandchildren.
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