Eddie Basinski, an infielder with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates of the 1940s who, in an unusual combination of abilities, was also a concert violinist, died on Saturday at a care facility in Gladstone, Ore., near Portland. He was 99.
His death was announced by his son Dave.
Basinski had been the second-oldest former major leaguer. George Elder, 100, an outfielder for the 1949 St. Louis Browns, is the oldest.
Basinski, who had taken classical violin lessons since childhood,…
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