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    MLB Pitcher Found Dead at 27



    The Los Angeles Angels announced today that starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in Texas this morning. No cause of death has been determined. Skaggs was 27 years old.

    https://newsbreakinglive.com/2019/07...nd-dead-at-27/

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    I never met him, but he was with the Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2013, and those who met him then say that he was always great with the fans - very approachable and a really nice guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I never met him, but he was with the Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2013, and those who met him then say that he was always great with the fans - very approachable and a really nice guy.
    He was pitching MLB when he was 17?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    He was pitching MLB when he was 17?
    He didn't make it to the Majors till he was an old man of 21, in 2012...although he WAS only 17 when he was drafted by the Angels in 2009 and began playing for their Rookie level team. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2010 and played in the organization's Minor League system for a few years, pitching in a total of 13 games for the Major League team in 2012 and 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    He didn't make it to the Majors till he was an old man of 21, in 2012...although he WAS only 17 when he was drafted by the Angels in 2009 and began playing for their Rookie level team. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2010 and played in the organization's Minor League system for a few years, pitching in a total of 13 games for the Major League team in 2012 and 2013.
    Damn. What a shame.
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    It happens in the military a lot- where people with very active (although may not be totally healthy) drop dead during PT (and it is a lot more than the old senior sergeants. Often times it turns out to be a congenital heart problem that was never caught.
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    Wasn't there a theory that drinking binges followed by intense football practice in the heat the next day even caused some HS athletes to drop dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    It happens in the military a lot- where people with very active (although may not be totally healthy) drop dead during PT (and it is a lot more than the old senior sergeants. Often times it turns out to be a congenital heart problem that was never caught.
    It happens, but not a lot. It's a rare occurrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Wasn't there a theory that drinking binges followed by intense football practice in the heat the next day even caused some HS athletes to drop dead?
    Drinking binges contribute to dehydration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Drinking binges contribute to dehydration.
    Good point. Also some coaches have less sense than a thermometer does.

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