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Oscar Taveras: Baseball World Mourns 22-Year-Old Cardinals Player

Mon, October 27, 2014 10:11am EDT by Add first Comment
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The world of baseball mourns after the sad passing of Oscar Taveras, the 22-year old Cardinals outfielder. After the young star died in a car accident on Oct. 26, many MLB members took to social media to express their shock and condolences.

Oscar Taveras was loved and admired by many in the world of baseball. An outpouring of statements hit social media following his death on Oct. 26.

Oscar Taveras Death: The Baseball World Mourns

After Oscar passed away, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig issued a heartbreaking statement: “All of us throughout Major League Baseball are in mourning this evening, shocked by the heartbreaking news of the accident involving Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend in the Dominican Republic. Oscar, a young member of the Baseball family, was full of promise and at the dawn of a wonderful career in our game, evident in his game-tying home run against the Giants exactly two weeks ago.”

Members of the baseball community also posted their deep condolences via Twitter.

Oscar Taveras Dead

Oscar and his girlfriend passed away after a car accident in the Dominican Republic on Oct.26. They were headed to his hometown of Sosua.

The baseball player made his Major League debut with the St. Louis Cardinals this season. He batted .239 in 80 games over the course of the season. The St. Louis Cardinals drafted Oscar in 2009 as an undrafted free agent.

He had 56 hits and three home runs over the course of his career.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Oscar and his girlfriend’s family and friends as well as the baseball community.

— Shira Benozilio 

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