Former Big Leaguer Jeremy Giambi Has Died

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Former Big Leaguer Jeremy Giambi Has Died

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Awful news tonight, as former big league player, Jeremy Giambi, has passed away. He was just 47 years old.

Giambi played with his brother, Jason, in Oakland in the early 2000s, making for a particularly fun story at the time. Though he was less-tenured and less well-known than his brother, Jeremy was quite a hitter, too, posting a career .263/.377/.430 slash line (114 wRC+) over his six big league season.

Jeremy Giambi, some may remember, was the runner caught at the plate on the famous Derek Jeter “flip” play in the 2001 ALDS:

Condolences to Giambi’s family, friends, and those who knew him well.


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