Dave May, 68; was All-Star outfielder

NEW YORK — Dave May, a onetime All-Star for the Milwaukee Brewers who was traded to Atlanta in order to bring back the local hero Hank ­Aaron, died Oct. 20 in Bear, Del. He was 68. The cause was cancer, his son Derrick said.

Mr. May played the outfield for five big league teams over 12 seasons, beginning in 1967 with the Orioles. He was a reserve on the team that won the 1969 American League pennant and appeared in two World Series games, in which the Orioles were upset by the Mets. The next season he was traded to the Brewers­.


Mr. May had his best years in Milwaukee. In 1973, he batted .303, hit 25 home runs, had 93 runs batted in, and was named to the All-Star team. In 1974 he and a minor league pitcher were traded to the Braves for Aaron, who had left Milwaukee when the Braves decamped for Atlanta.

Mr. May was born on Dec. 23, 1943, in New Castle, Del.

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