Don McMahon

Don McMahon's Death

Born (Birthday) January 4, 1930

Death Date July 22, 1987

Age of Death 57 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Los Angeles, California, United States

Profession Baseball Player

The baseball player Don McMahon died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famed relief pitcher who won World Series titles as a member of the Milwaukee Braves and the Detroit Tigers. He was as an All-Star as a member of the Braves in 1958.

He served in the military from 1951-1953.

He played his last game in the majors at age 44, which made him the oldest active player in the league by a wide margin.

Personal Life

He had six children and was married to a woman named Marlene.

He and Cy Young had two of the longest careers of any pitcher of their era.

How did Don McMahon die?

In 1987, he was working as an instructional coach and scout with the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitched batting practice before most home games. On July 22, he was pitching batting practice when he suffered a heart attack, having undergone heart bypass surgery about three and a half years prior. McMahon died within hours.