Three-time Phillies all-star outfielder Johnny Callison has died at the age of 67 following a long illness, the team announced Friday.
The team released an official statement on Callison’s passing, including final thoughts from Phillies President David Montgomery, Bill Campbell, Dallas Green and Dick Allen.
A standout defender, Callison was dealt to the Phillies in 1959 and played in Philadelphia for 10 seasons, earning all-star honors in 1962, 1964 and 1965. He finished his career with the Yankees in 1973 as a lifetime 264/.331/.441 hitter with 226 career homers. He led the National League in triples in 1962 and 1965 and doubles in 1966, and also lead the NL in outfield assists four consecutive years starting in '62.