So sad. Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey died Oct. 31 in a climbing accident near his New Braunfels, Texas home, according to a new report. He was just 33 years old.
Former New York Yankees pitcher, Brad Halsey, died on Oct. 31 at the age of 33. His representatives, O’Connell Sports, sent out a tweet on Nov. 5, announcing his passing. A person close to Brad’s family anonymously revealed he died in a climbing accident.
Brad Halsey Dead — Former New York Yankees Pitcher Dies At 33
“We are sorry to hear of the passing of longtime client, Brad Halsey. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” O’Connell Sports tweeted.
The Comal County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly investigating Brad’s death and will not release any information until the investigation is complete, said Detective Juan Guerrero, according to USA TODAY.
Brad Halsey: His Amazing Baseball Career
Brad last pitched in the major leagues for the Oakland Athletics in 2006. He was selected by the New York Yankees in the eighth round of the 2002 draft out of the University of Texas.
The left-hander spent one season on the Yankees, before he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in January 2005. He spent three years total in the big leagues, serving as the pitcher for both the Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics for one season each.
Brad had a career record of 14-19 with a 4.84 ERA. He made 40 starts — seven of which were with the Yankees — and appeared in 88 games. He was the starting pitcher on the day Derek Jeter famously dove into the stands against the Red Sox on July 1, 2004, according to the New York Daily News.
Our thoughts go out to Brad’s family and friends during this difficult time.