Former MLB player best known for his seasons with the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. He was named NL Comeback Player of the Year in 1970 and made his only All-Star Game appearance the same year.
He was born in Henning, Tennesse and was signed as an amateur by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1956.
He was the first New York Met ever to hit for the cycle, doing so against the St. Louis Cardinals on August 7, 1963.
He had three children with his wife, Paula.
He had a clutch RBI in the 1970 All-Star Game which allowed Pete Rose to score the winning run.