Jim Price, a World Series champion and radio analyst for the Detroit Tigers, died on Monday evening at the age of 81. The tragic news of his demise was confirmed by the team on Tuesday.

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Tigers chairman and CEO Chris Ilitch in a statement said, “All of us with the Detroit Tigers are deeply saddened to learn of Jim Price’s passing. Jim was a champion on the field, in the broadcast booth, and throughout the community. That Jim was with the organization for much of his life, doing what he loved, is such a powerful sign of his dedication and loyalty to the Tigers and the city of Detroit.”

Cause of death-

The cause of death has not been revealed as of now.


Jim Price was born on October 13, 1941. He died at the age of 81.

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Jim Price played for the Detroit Tigers for five years, slugging a .214 average with 71 runs batted in and hitting 18 home runs in his career. Notably, the second home run of his career came in the walk-off scenario of the Tigers’ 1968 victory over the White Sox. He played a key role in the Tigers’ resounding World Series victory against the Cardinals in that same year.

Price entered the corporate world following his retirement from competitive playing in 1971. He did, however, continue to be active in the sport by entering into broadcasting. He joined the Tigers’ radio staff in the early 1990s after Mike Ilitch bought the organization. Along with Jim Northrup, another former Tigers player, broadcasting great Frank Beckmann, and eventually famous announcer Ernie Harwell, who had previously called Price’s games as a player, Price became an important member of the Tigers’ cable broadcast team.

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From television to radio broadcasting, Price and Harwell worked together. Before moving to radio, they collaborated on over-the-air television broadcasts. This continued from the late 1990s until Harwell’s retirement in 2002. Price was primarily known as an analyst, but he also provided play-by-play coverage for some of the games.