Andy Pafko dies at 92; was four-time All-Star outfielder

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“I just gave the cards to the kids in the neighborhood and they put them in their bicycle spokes. And there went the money — click, click, click,” Pafko said with a chuckle.

After retiring as a player in 1959, Pafko was a major-league coach and minor-league manager for the Braves, then scouted for the Montreal Expos in the late 1960s. Back in the Chicago area around 1970, he settled in Mount Prospect and was a part-time starter at a local golf course for several years. He retired for good in the late 1970s.

“I’m in good health, still playing golf,” Pafko said in 1999. “People say I should be playing now. But I had a good career — four World Series, four All-Star games. Except for the money today, I have no regrets.”

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