Washington played in two All-Star games, including in 1975, when at 21 he became one of the younger All-Stars in history.
In 651 games for the Braves, his most with any team, Washington compiled a .278 batting average, with 67 home runs and 279 RBIs. In 1982, Washington hit .266 with 16 homers and 80 RBIs. He was 3-for-9 as the Cardinals swept the Braves in three games in that year’s NL Championship Series.
In a tweet Wednesday, Susan Slusser, the A’s beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, reported that Washington was living in the Bay Area “and had been battling illness for several years.”
Washington was born Aug. 31, 1954 in Los Angeles and went to high school in Berkeley, Calif.