Dave Bergman

Former MLB player Dave Bergman passed away Monday (Feb. 2), following a two-year battle with cancer. He was just 61.

According to the Detroit Free Press, he was diagnosed with in 2012 with bile duct cancer and succumbed to the disease.

Bergman played in the Major Baseball League for 17 years, winning a World Series title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers. He wasn’t a star player, bouncing around from the first baseman, designated hitter and outfielder positions, but had a few epic moments.

In 1984, Bergman hit a three-run homer to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 in the final inning. It also came after an epic 13 pitch battle. He was also pretty good at performing the hidden ball trick.

Bergman is survived by his wife, Cathy, and three children.