Oscar Gamble. (Photo: Getty Images)

Former New York Yankees outfielder and designated hitter Oscar Gamble died Wednesday at the age of 68. 


The cause of death is currently unknown. 


Gamble was a 17-year major-league journeyman veteran who played for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres along with the Yankees. 


His left-handed swing was perfect for the short porch in right field of Yankee Stadium, a place he called home for seven seasons over two separate stints with the club where he appeared in two World Series: 



But Gamble was best known for his style, highlighted by an eccentric afro that looked almost untameable for any ballcap or helmet. His look became the flashpoint for style in baseball in the 1970s, though he was forced to cut his afro down shorter when he was acquired by the Yankees. 

The Ramer, AL native hit 200 career home runs during his time in the big leagues, including a career-high 31 with the White Sox in 1977.