NEW YORK (WFAN) – Yankees great Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron, the hero of the Bombers’1958 World Series team, died on Thursday night after battling lung cancer. He was 81.

Skowron was the Yankees’ regular first baseman from 1955-1962 and was an eight-time All-Star. He won five World Series titles overall, four of which were with the Yankees.

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The slugger appeared in a remarkable eight World Series in total, and it was on that stage where he did his most damage. The Chicago native boasted a .293 average with eight homers and 29 RBIs in 39 Fall Classic games.

Skowron played for five teams in a career that spanned 13 years. He retired with a .282 lifetime average, 211 home runs and 888 RBIs.

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