Former MLB outfielder, manager Bill Virdon dies at 90


              FILE - Astros pinch runner Rafael Landestoy is greeted by teammates after he scored the winning run during the 11th inning in Game 3 of the National League playoffs against the Philadelphia Phillies in Houston. Houston won 1-0. Manager Bill Virdon is at left of Landestoy. Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis as a player and then guided the Houston Astros to three straight playoff appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Both the Cardinals and Pirates confirmed Virdon's passing on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. AP Photo/Brian Horton, File)
            
              FILE - Pittsburgh Pirates special spring training coach Bill Virdon watches a baseball spring training workout in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis as a player and then guided the Houston Astros to three straight playoff appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Both the Cardinals and Pirates confirmed Virdon's passing on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - From left, New York Yankees manager Bill Virdon, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, New York Yankees pitcher Catfish Hunter, and Mets manager Yogi Berra are shown in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 12, 1975. Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis as a player and then guided the Houston Astros to three straight playoff appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Both the Cardinals and Pirates confirmed Virdon's passing on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Bill Hudson, File)
            
              FILE - New York Yankees' manager Bill Virdon is seen Sept. 3, 1974, in New York. Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis as a player and then guided the Houston Astros to three straight playoff appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Both the Cardinals and Pirates confirmed Virdon's passing on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.  (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
            
              FILE - Pittsburgh Pirates coach Bill Virdon is shown during a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros in Bradenton, Fla., Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis as a player and then guided the Houston Astros to three straight playoff appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Both the Cardinals and Pirates confirmed Virdon's passing on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
            
              FILE - Former Pittsburgh Pirates player and manager Bill Virdon is seen before a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Bradenton, Fla., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Virdon, the steady centerfielder who won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year for St. Louis as a player and then guided the Houston Astros to three straight playoff appearances as a manager, has died. He was 90. Both the Cardinals and Pirates confirmed Virdon's passing on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Former MLB outfielder, manager Bill Virdon dies at 90