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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon May 26, 2008 12:40 pm

ESPN wrote:Former MLB pitcher Gonzalez killed by lightning strike

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Former major league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, who won 11 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1997, was killed by a lightning strike in his native Venezuela on Sunday. He was 33.

Geremi Gonzalez pitched for five major league teams and compiled a 30-35 career record.

Emergency management official Herman Bracho said Monday that Gonzalez was struck by lightning at a beach.

Gonzalez pitched for five major league teams from 1997-2006. The right-hander appeared in 131 games with 83 starts, compiling a 30-35 record.

Gonzalez also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He made a combined 24 appearances for the Mets and Brewers in his final major league season in 2006.

The Toronto Blue Jays released him during spring training last year. Gonzalez then moved to Japan and pitched in five games for the Yomiuri Giants.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

I remember him pitching for the Sox in 05. RIP
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Re: RIP Geremi Gonzalez

Postby miller24x » Mon May 26, 2008 12:56 pm

Dang.
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Re: RIP Geremi Gonzalez

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon May 26, 2008 2:48 pm

Heard about this earlier, sad.


At least his last moments were at the beach, no? Better than most can say.
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Re: RIP Geremi Gonzalez

Postby MasterX1918 » Mon May 26, 2008 3:20 pm

a major league baseball player being struck by lightning? What are the odd's of that ever happening? I'd say Jason Kendall has better odds of leading the league in home runs.
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Re: RIP Geremi Gonzalez

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon May 26, 2008 4:34 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:a major league baseball player being struck by lightning? What are the odd's of that ever happening? I'd say Jason Kendall has better odds of leading the league in home runs.


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