6/3/1991 - 1/22/2017
Remembering the life, death and Major League Baseball legacy of Yordano Ventura
Yordano Ventura, a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic, according to multiple news sources. He was 25.
The Kansas City Royals organization confirmed Ventura’s death. A police colonel in the Dominican Republic told ESPN that the accident occurred in the town of Juan Adrian.
Ventura had been with the Royals since 2013. The young pitcher had a career record of 38-31 with a 3.89 ERA.
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