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.