LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Bill Robinson, a former Major League Baseball player and the Los Angeles Dodgers' minor league hitting coordinator, died Sunday at 64.
The cause of death was not known, the Dodgers said on their Web site.
"Bill was a wonderful family man and a great baseball player, coach, manager and friend to everyone he met," said Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.
Robinson was in his second season in the Dodgers organization following four years as a member of the Florida Marlins coaching staff. He was the hitting coach for the Marlins 2003 World Series team.
He also served in that role for the New York Mets from 1984-89, which included their 1986 World Championship.
Robinson spent 16 years in the majors from 1966-1983. He had 1,127 hits, 166 home runs and 641 RBI as an outfielder for Atlanta, the New York Yankees, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He was a member of the 1979 a World Series champion Pirates.
Robinson served as hitting coach for Triple-A Columbus in the Yankees' organization (1999-2001) and was a minor league coach and manager in the Phillies' farm system from 1994-98.