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.
Absolute Tragedy.. My prayers go out to Oscar Taveras family.
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) October 27, 2014
Last 30 minutes I’ve been sick to my stomach. Keep thinking about Oscar’s big smile in the dugout whenever we made a big play/got a big hit — Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 27, 2014
Our thoughts are with the family of Oscar Taveras and the @Cardinals organization.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) October 27, 2014
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Oscar Taveras. Our condolences to the Taveras family and the @Cardinals organization and fans.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 27, 2014
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 27, 2014
Life is so Precious! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Oscar Taveras..Kid was an absolute stud! #CardinalsNation
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) October 27, 2014
Deeply saddened by the news of Oscar Taveras. Great young talent and truly a tragic ending to a promising story. Praying for his family
— Chris Davis (@CrushD19) October 27, 2014
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