John LeRoy

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John LeRoy
Pitcher
Born: (1975-04-19)April 19, 1975
Bellevue, Washington
Died: June 25, 2001(2001-06-25) (aged 26)
Sioux City, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 1997, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1997, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–0
Strikeouts3
Earned run average0.00
Teams

John Michael LeRoy (April 19, 1975 – June 25, 2001) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He played one game with the Atlanta Braves on September 26, 1997, throwing two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and three walks while striking out three more and picking up the victory.[1] On November 18, 1997 he was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the expansion draft.

LeRoy died on June 25, 2001 in Sioux City, Iowa after suffering a heart attack and brain aneurysm. He went into a coma on June 22, and was taken off life support three days later after a CAT scan showed no further brain activity. He died at the age of 26.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Career statistics and history at Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "John LeRoy dies at 26". Bangor Daily News. Associated Press. 27 June 2001.

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