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25 year old, Yordano Venura, has been killed in a car accident. The young man from the Dominican Republic was a valuable asset to the Kansas City Royals. In the 2014 World Series, Ventura pitched a 7 inning shut out to equalize the series at (3-3). He also finished 6th in the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award. Ventura was apart of the 2015 Kansas City Royals team as well, as they defeated the New York Mets to win the World Series for the first time since 1985.
Sometimes his short temper on the diamond gave him a bad reputation and this is a misinterpretation of his personality. Ventura was really a kind man who was full of energy and life. He was funny, enthusiastic, and a great competitor all at once on the biggest stage in baseball. Yordano Ventura will always live in the hearts of not just Royals fans, and teammates, but all of baseball. Rest in Peace #30.