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Friend, Pirates’ all-time innings leader, dies

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BOB FRIEND - AP

Bob Friend, the Pirates’ all-time leader in innings pitched, died Sunday at 88.

The Pirates announced Mr. Friend’s death in a press release. The cause of death was not revealed.

Mr. Friend, a right-hander, pitched for the Pirates from 1951-65, logging 3,480 1/3 innings. He also set franchise records with 477 starts and 1,682 strikeouts in 15 seasons. He split the 1966 season between the Yankees and Mets before retiring.

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