Bill Monbouquette dies from leukemia

The Boston Red Sox announced Monday the passing of team Hall of Famer Bill Monbouquette because of complications from leukemia. Monbouquette, 78, died on Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

A native of Medford, Massachusetts, Monbouquette, who was affectionately referred to as "Monbo," was signed by the Red Sox out of Medford High School and spent the first eight years of his 11-year career with the team. He was a four-time All-Star with Boston, going 96-91 with a 3.69 ERA in his time with the team.

At the end of his playing career, Monbouquette served 38 years as a scout and coach for several teams, retiring from baseball in 2005. In recent years, Monbouquette was a frequent visitor to Fenway Park. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000.

Monbouquette is survived by his wife, Josephine, as well as three children, Marc, Michel, and Merric, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.