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Orlando Cepeda, 80, HOF first baseman, rushed to hospital

San Francisco Giants legend Orlando Cepeda was rushed to a hospital in the Bay Area Monday night, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter told The Chronicle she had no information on the 80-year-old Cepeda’s condition or the nature of his illness. Slaughter told The Chronicle family members were only just arriving at the facility as of late Monday night.

Cepeda reportedly appeared in good health when he toasted former Giants teammate Willie McCovey at McCovey’s 80th birthday party at AT&T Park last month.

Cepeda spent the majority of his Hall of Fame career with the Giants, playing in San Francisco from 1958-1966.

Cepeda was an 11-time All-Star. He also won a World Series and the NL MVP award with the Cardinals in 1967.

His No. 30 jersey was retired by the Giants in 1999.

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