Oscar Charles Gamble (born December 20, 1949) is a former outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. He played for 17 seasons, from 1969 to 1985, on seven different teams: the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees on two separate occasions, as well as the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, and Texas Rangers.
In his later years, Gamble is known for his outrageous afro haircut as well as for the fact that he owned a disco club called Oscar Gamble's Players Club. His quote about the Yankees' disorganization and circus-like atmosphere, "They don't think it be like it is, but it do", has also been called one of baseball's "immortal lines" by sportswriter Dan Epstein.
- ^ Epstein, Dan (June 5, 2012). Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s. Macmillan. p. 182.
By Dean Hanley
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