Fan favorite on the 1970s New York Yankees who helped lead the team to two World Series titles; selected to 7 All-Star teams and named American League MVP in 1976.
In his hometown Canton, Ohio, high school, he captained the baseball, basketball and football teams.
He was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1970 and served as captain of the Yankees from 1976 to 1979.
He was married to Diana Dominick from 1968 until his death and he had three children, Michael, Tracy and Kelly. His father served in WW II and worked as a truck driver.
In 1976, he became the first captain of the Yankees since the legendary Lou Gehrig.