MLB first baseman who slugged 255 home runs during his 15-year career.
He played basketball, football and baseball at Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan.
He once victimized Hall of Fame pitcher Ferguson Jenkins by hitting three home runs off him in the same game.
His son John Jr. followed in his footsteps with a career in the majors.
He played alongside Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett on the Kansas City Royals.