Giants scout Osborne passes away

Giants scout Osborne passes away

Giants scout Osborne passes away
PHOENIX -- Longtime Giants scout and former big league player Bo Osborne passed away this week, the club announced Saturday.

Osborne, 75, lived in Woodstock, Ga., where he died Friday. Osborne had spent 58 years as a baseball scout, the last 19 with the Giants, for whom he filled a recent role as special consultant.

Osborne was drafted by the Tigers and played six seasons in the big leagues. He batted .206 (157-for-763) with 17 home runs and 86 RBIs in 359 games with Detroit from 1957-62 and Washington in 1963. Osborne had his best season in '63 while playing for the Senators, appearing in a career-high 125 games and hitting a career-best 12 home runs. He also drove in 44 runs.