November 3, 1997 in Sports

First Gold Glove Shortstop Dies

Associated Press

Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Roy McMillan, who won the first three Gold Gloves at the position (1957-59) and briefly managed the N.Y. Mets in 1975, died Sunday at 68. Playing from 1951-66, he batted .243 with 68 homers and 594 RBIs.

He was an N.L. All-Star in 1956 and ‘57. In 1954, he set an N.L. record - since broken - with 129 double plays. His league record for consecutive games played at shortstop - 584 from 1951-55 - still stands.

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