Former Philadelphia Phillies player Denny Doyle, who was a member of the team from 1970 to 1973, has died at the age of 78.
Doyle appeared in parts of eight big league seasons during the 1970’s. A Kentucky native, he attended Morehead State before entering the professional ranks with the Phillies in 1966.
Doyle played four years in the minors before cracking the majors after his 26th birthday in 1970. He was the Phillies second baseman for his first four MLB seasons.
The Phillies traded Doyle to the Angels after the 1973 season. He spent the 1974 season with California, and he’d remain there through the first few months of the following season. Doyle was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in June of 1975.
Doyle hit .310 in 89 games down the stretch. He earned a key role on the Red Sox 1975 pennant-winning team.
After two more seasons in Boston, Doyle retired following the 1977 season.
Denny Dolye with Larry Bowa.