Former Braves Catcher Earl Williams Dies

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The Atlanta Braves website includes the news that Earl Williams has died. Williams won the National Rookie of the Year Award in 1971.

Williams, who played for the Braves, Orioles, Expos and Athletics, died late Wednesday at his home in Somerset, N.J., not far from his Newark birthplace. Williams was 64 years old. The Newark Star-Ledger reported his death, noting that Williams had been diagnosed with acute leukemia last summer.

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