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: