Former MLB Pitcher Killed In Car Accident On Sunday

A heartbreaking story out of New York on Sunday.

Per the Associated Press: "Anthony Varvaro, a former Major League Baseball pitcher who retired in 2016 to become a police officer in the [NYC] area,

was killed in a car accident Sunday morning on his way to work at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in Manhattan, according to police officials and his former teams."

The 37-year-old spent six years in the major leagues as a relief pitcher, suiting up for the Mariners, Braves and Red Sox.

A New Yorker through and through, Varvaro was born in Staten Island and played his college ball at St. John's where he was coached by former MLB All-Star Mike Hampton.

In a statement, Hampton expressed that he was “at a loss for words."

Former MLB Pitcher Killed In Car Accident On Sunday

“Not only was he everything you could want out of a ball player, he was everything you could want in a person,” said Hampton. 

“My heart goes out to his family, friends, teammates and fellow officers.”

The Atlanta Braves also released a statement on Varvaro's passing. Saying:

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