January 8, 1959|
San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
|Died: October 13, 1988
Bronx, New York
|Batted: Left||Threw: Left|
|September 18, 1984 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 21, 1985 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||6.28|
Romero was originally signed by the Indians in 1976 and spent his entire career in their organization until after the 1985 season, when he was traded to the Minnesota Twins. He played one season in the Twins system before retiring.
He subsequently became a crack dealer. In 1988, police witnessed a drug deal in the hallway outside his New York apartment, and began chasing him. Romero ducked into his apartment, slammed the door shut, and headed up the fire escape. He attempted to get back into the building through a sixth floor window, but fell to his death. His body was taken to San Pedro de Macoris for burial.
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