Baseball Players

Baseball players are the sports persons who are skilled at playing baseball and play the game as an amateur or professional.  Baseball is a bat and ball game that is played between two teams consisting of nine players each. The teams take turns batting and fielding. Baseball in its modern form evolved from a series of older bat and ball games in England in the 18th century and later spread to different parts of the world. Baseball became the national sport of the U.S. by the late 19th century and is today popular in North America, Central and South America, East Asia and Europe. Baseball is a sport of precision. The end result of a game depends heavily on the accuracy of the players—a pitcher’s throw, the batter’s swing of a bat, and the runners’ speed. Baseball players should adopt a multi-dimensional approach towards training as they need to develop their explosive strength, build their core strength and improve their agility and feet movement. A baseball player's diet is also of great significance. Proper nutrition and consumption of adequate amounts of fluids is essential for enabling the players to reach their highest level of performance. Read on to learn about the life and works of various famous baseball players from all over the world.

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 1 Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson.
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Famous As: Professional baseball player
Birthdate: January 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Georgia, United States
Died: October 24, 1972
The first African-American to play in MLB in the modern era, Jackie Robinson helped herald the end of racial segregation in baseball. He broke the baseball color line and encouraged black players not to be confined to the Negro leagues alone. In 1962, he became a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

 2 Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth.
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Birthdate: February 6, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore
Died: August 16, 1948
One of the greatest players in the history of baseball, Babe Ruth played 22 seasons between 1914 and 1935 and set monumental records—including 714 home runs—that took decades to be finally broken. Amongst the most celebrated athletes of the world, he became one of the first five players to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

 3 Derek Jeter

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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pequannock Township, New Jersey

Derek Jeter is an American former baseball player whose popularity had made him one of the most marketed sportsmen of his generation during his playing career. Since 2017, he has been playing a key role as part owner and the chief executive officer of the Miami Marlins. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jeter created a charitable organization called Turn 2 Foundation.

 4 Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez.
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Famous As: Baseball shortstop
Birthdate: July 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States

Former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez is considered one of the best baseball players in American baseball history. In his 22 years career, he created numerous records and won both awards and appreciation; however he also attracted a lot of controversies. Primary amongst them were his use of performance enhancing drugs. 

 5 Mike Trout

Mike Trout.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey

Mike Trout is an American baseball player. An eight-time MLB All-Star, Mike Trout is widely regarded as one of the best Major League Baseball (MLB) players of the current generation and one of the best young players in baseball history. He is also one of the most popular American sportsmen, with endorsement deals worth $2.5 million in his kitty

 6 Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yorkville, New York City, New York
Died: June 2, 1941

Lou Gehrig was an American baseball player. Nicknamed The Iron Horse for his durability and prowess as a hitter, Lou Gehrig played for the New York Yankees of the Major League Baseball (MLB). His life and career inspired the 1942 film The Pride of the Yankees in which he was portrayed by actor Gary Cooper.

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 7 Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio.
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Famous As: American Baseball Star
Birthdate: November 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Martinez
Died: March 8, 1999
MLB center fielder Joe DiMaggio won nine World Series championships and bagged 13 All-Star games during his 13-year tenure with the New York Yankees. Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, the 3-time MVP is remembered for his unbeaten 56-game hitting streak record and his marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
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 8 Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron.
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: January 22, 2021

Baseball player Hank Aaron, also known as Hammer or Hammerin' Hank, is remembered for his stint with the MLB teams Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He also competed as part of the Negro League team Indianapolis Clowns. He was named to The Sporting News 100 Greatest Baseball Players.

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 9 Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Suzuki.
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Famous As: Baseball Outfielder
Birthdate: October 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture

Ichiro Suzuki is a Japanese former baseball player who played as an outfielder in top-level professional leagues, including Major League Baseball (MLB). Also a popular player at the Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, Suzuki became the first MLB player to be inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

 10 Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds.
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Famous As: American baseball player
Birthdate: July 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Riverside, California
Former baseball player Barry Bonds is known for his stints with the MLB teams Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants. The seven-time NL MVP-winning and eight-time Gold Glove-winning player once faced trial for use of anabolic steroids. He is a 14-time All Star, he is also a cycling lover.
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 11 Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols was a three-time MVP during his 11-year stint with the St. Louis Cardinals. An only child he grew up with an alcoholic father. He has been in the news for his $240 million contract with the LA Angels and for allegedly lying about his age.

 12 Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente.
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Birthdate: August 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Died: December 31, 1972

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican baseball player who represented the Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball (MLB). Apart from being a popular player, Clemente was also a great humanitarian whose impact is still being felt in MLB. Since his untimely death at the age of 38, Clemente has been the subject of several documentaries, articles, and books.

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 13 Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: October 20, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Spavinaw, Oklahoma
Died: August 13, 1995

Professional baseball player Mickey Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the New York Yankees. He played as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. Regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history, he won the Triple Crown in 1956 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. 

 14 Nolan Ryan

Nolan Ryan.
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Famous As: Baseball Star
Birthdate: January 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Refugio

The celebrated former baseball player whose Major League career spanned 27 years, retired with record 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters. Nicknamed Ryan Express, Nolan Ryan played as a pitcher and had long stints with Houston Astros and California Angels. A member of the American National Baseball Hall of Fame, he is the principal owner of Ryan Sanders Sports and Entertainment.

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 15 Ted Williams

Ted Williams.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: August 30, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego
Died: July 5, 2002

Ted Williams was an American baseball player who spent his entire 19-year MLB career with the Boston Red Sox. A nineteen-time All-Star and two-time Triple Crown winner, Ted Williams is widely considered one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball. In 1991, he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 16 Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: September 22, 2015
Baseball catcher Yogi Berra is remembered for his long-running association with the MLB team New York Yankees. The 18-time All Star had won 10 World Series championships, too. He also won the American League MVP thrice. He was famous for his malapropisms such as “It ain't over 'til it's over.”
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 17 Pete Rose

Pete Rose
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati

 18 Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey Jr.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States

 19 Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb.
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Famous As: American Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder
Birthdate: December 18, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Narrows
Died: July 17, 1961
During his 22-season career in Major League Baseball, Tyrus Cobb was known for setting numerous records with his aggressive approach on the field. The outfielder with a record career batting average featured in the list of all-time great players and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Associated with Detroit Tigers for more than two decades, he was also involved in philanthropy.

 20 Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
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 21 Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: December 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

Baseball left-handed pitcher Sanford Koufax played for the MLB team Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers for 12 seasons. He was the youngest Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and the first three-time Cy Young Award winner. He skipped pitching for a 1965 World Series game because it fell on Jewish festival Yom Kippur.

 22 Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

 23 Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Panama City

Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian-American former baseball player who played for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). A five-time World Series champion and thirteen-time All-Star, Rivera was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. He is also considered one of the most dominant relievers in the history of the major league.

 24 Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela

Miguel Cabrera is a Venezuelan baseball player who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers of MLB. An 11-time MLB All-Star, Cabrera claimed the MLB Triple Crown in 2012, becoming the first player to achieve the feat in 45 seasons. He has also won two American League MVP awards among other honors since his debut in 2003.

 25 Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States

 26 Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: May 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: June 16, 2014
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 27 Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States

 28 Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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 29 Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza
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Famous As: Professional Baseball catcher
Birthdate: September 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Currently the manager of the Italian national baseball team, Mike Pizza played in the Major League Baseball (MLB) for sixteen seasons, winning a total of ten Silver Slugger Awards. Beginning his career with Los Angeles Dodgers, he exploded on the national season in the very next year, eventually joining New York Mets, recording 427 home runs during his spectacular MLB career.

 30 Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: June 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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 31 Tim Tebow

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Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: August 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila
New York Mets baseball player Tim Tebow was previously a successful football player. The former Florida Gators quarterback later played for the Denver Broncos, helping them reach the 2011 playoffs and win their first AFC West title. He is known for “Tebowing,” his signature style of praying on the field. 

 32 Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge.
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: April 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linden, California
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge became the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year. In 2017, he made a single-season franchise home record with the Yankees. He became the first MLB rookie to win the Home Run Derby. His charity All Rise Foundation focuses on helping children become responsible citizens.
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 33 Karl Malone

Karl Malone
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Actor
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Summerfield

 34 Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson.
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Famous As: Former Baseball & Football Player
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, U.S.

Former professional baseball and football player Bo Jackson has the distinction of being the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both the sports. Considered one of the greatest athletes of all time, he pursued his other interests following his retirement from sports in the 1990s. He has acted in a few TV shows, playing minor characters.

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 35 Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: April 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: DeLand, Florida, USA

 36 Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken Jr..
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Famous As: Baseball Shortstop
Birthdate: August 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland
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 37 Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach, Consultant
Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago

 38 Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper.
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: October 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Bryce Harper is an American baseball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies of MLB. Renowned for hitting home runs on Opening Day, Harper holds a unique record of being the first player in the history of MLB to hit five home runs on Opening Days before the age of 25.

 39 Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: April 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, USA

 40 Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

Urban Meyer is an American football coach who is currently serving as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars which competes in the NFL. He has also coached college football teams like the Ohio State Buckeyes, helping the team win its maiden Big Ten Conference title. He has also worked as an analyst for popular TV networks like Fox Sports.

 41 Carl Yastrzemski

Carl Yastrzemski
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States

 42 Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: December 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 43 Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: August 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston

 44 Chuck Connors

Chuck Connors.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 10, 1992

Chuck Connors was an American actor, professional baseball and basketball player. Connors is one of 13 athletes to have played in both National Basketball Association and the Major League Baseball. As an actor, he contributed to the success of the popular Western television program The Rifleman. Also known for his charity work, Connors helped found the Chuck Connors Charitable Foundation.

 45 Pedro Martínez

Pedro Martínez
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic

 46 Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson
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Famous As: Basketball player, American football player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Seattle

Nate Robinson is a former professional basketball player who has played in the NBA for the New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics,  Golden State Warriors, and Chicago Bulls. He went professional in 2005 and became the NBA's first three-time slam dunk champion in 2010. He retired in 2018. He now runs a restaurant in Rainier Beach.

 47 Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
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Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: March 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco

 48 Clayton Kershaw

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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: March 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

An eight-time MLB All-Star, Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball player, often described as the best pitcher in the history of baseball. Also known for his humanitarian work, Clayton Kershaw has been honored with the Branch Rickey Award and Roberto Clemente Award. A prolific donator, Kershaw donated $260,000 to build an orphanage called Hope's Home.

 49 Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver.
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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States
Died: August 31, 2020

 50 José Fernández

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Famous As: Baseball Pitcher
Birthdate: July 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Clara
Died: September 25, 2016

José Fernández was a Cuban-American baseball player who played for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball from 2013 to 2016. Renowned for his skills as a pitcher, José had four pitches in his armory: a four-seam fastball, a slurve, a changeup, and a sinker. He died at the age of 24 when a speedboat, which he was piloting, crashed.

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