Hank Majeski, who had a career average of .279 in 13 major-league seasons, has died at the age of 74. Majeski, who played 16 games (7-for-41, .171) for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955, died at his Staten Island, N.Y., home Friday after battling cancer for a year.
Majeski broke into the major leagues with the Boston Braves in 1939, and also played for the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. He retired after the 1955 season.
His best season came in 1948, batting .310 with 12 homers, 120 RBI and 183 hits. Majeski had 57 homers and 501 RBI in his career.
In 1947, while playing for the A's, he set an American League record for third basemen by compiling a .989 fielding percentage. He had 263 assists and only five errors.
Majeski was a member of the 1954 AL champion Cleveland Indians, and hit a pinch home run in the World Series against the New York Giants.
* RANGERS: Outfielder Kevin Reimer was suspended for three games by American League president Bobby Brown for charging Milwaukee pitcher Chris Bosio on Aug. 4.
Reimer was hit on the leg by a pitched ball and went out to face Bosio. The two scuffled, and both teams ran onto the field in the confrontation.
The outfielder appealed the suspension, which was scheduled to start with last night's game in Arlington, Texas, against Milwaukee, and will remain eligible until a hearing with Brown.