No he didnt die. ESPN finally let him go after announcing ball games for over 20 years. I have to admit, he does have some good insight and I may miss his negative commentary on Sunday Night Baseball, but he has been known to exaggerate at times.
“Jon [Miller], I want to correct something that I said last week — you weren’t here so you weren’t involved — but last week we were talking about Don Wilson pitching a no-hitter and I remember talking to him about Hank Aaron and saying it wouldn’t be the worst thing if he walked him. And he said ‘get away’ and he went out and struck him out. Well it happened in the dugout, not on the field. I got it mixed up with an incident I had with Al Hollins, who in a similar situation was pitching with me at the Giants, so I had the two confused.”