San Diego Padres all-time home run leader Nate Colbert died Thursday at the age of 76.
In a statement from the organization, Padres president Peter Seidler said: «We are deeply saddened by the passing of Padres Hall of Famer Nate Colbert. Our hearts go out to his wife, Kasey, and all the Colbert family at this very difficult time. «
The Padres also confirmed the news. On twitter.
Colbert sits atop the Padres’ home run list with 163.
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Colbert, a first baseman, was an original member of the Padres’ 1969 expansion team.
In 1999, he was inducted into the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame as a member of its inaugural class.
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Colbert also spent time with the Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos and Oakland Athletics during 10 major league seasons.
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A three-time All-Star, Colbert recorded 173 career home runs, along with 833 hits and a .243 batting average.
He also posted a .322 career on-base percentage, along with 520 RBIs.