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Monty Basgall, a former second baseman and coach in the major leagues, died on Sept. 22, 2005 in Tucson, Ariz. He was 83.
Basgall made his debut with Pittsburgh in 1948. He played for the team again in 1949 and then in 1951.
He appeared in 200 games in his major league career and he hit .215 with four home runs and 41 RBI. In 1949, he had a career-high 308 at-bats and hit two home runs and drove in 26 runs.
He had originally signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In December 1947, the Dodgers traded Basgall to the Pirates for Jimmy Bloodworth and Vic Barnhart.
He served as the infield coach for the Dodgers from 1973 to 1986 and worked with Steve Garvey, Bill Russell, Ron Cey and others.