Former MLB Pitcher Killed In Car Accident On Sunday

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A heartwarming tale out of New York on Sunday.

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

He died in a car accident Sunday morning while on his way to work for the September 11 memorial ceremony in Manhattan.

According to police officers and their former teams."

The 37-year-old spent six years in the major leagues as a relief pitcher, playing 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."

"Not only was he everything you wanted from a ball player, he was everything you wanted in a person," Hampton said.

"My heart goes out to his family, friends, teammates and fellow executives."

The Atlanta Braves also issued a statement on Varvaro's death. Saying: