The sports world was rocked today by the death of one of its own.
Former MLB player Jeremy Giambi passed away on Wednesday.
Giambi was only 47 years old.
Details surrounding Giambi’s death are still fuzzy.
The only information given in reports thus far is that he died at his parents’ home in California.
His death came as a total shock to fans, as there had been no reports at all of health problems for the former major league ballplayer.
Jeremy played for multiple major league clubs during his career, including the Oakland A’s.
That is of note as he played alongside his brother, Jason, for a time with that squad.
The A’s expressed their condolences on social media…
We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of a member of our Green and Gold family, Jeremy Giambi. We offer our condolences to Jeanne, Jason, and his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/sBSEyRb2z4
— Oakland A's (@Athletics) February 9, 2022
While not quite the slugger his brother was, Jason had a bit of a cult following, mostly due to his party lifestyle.
He was also featured in the Brad Pitt movie, “Money Ball.”
Giambi was brought to the A’s when the team was changing the way the front office evaluated talent, pushing pure data over the “feel” of scouts that had been measuring talent since the inception of the game.
He was brought to the team for his ability to get on base, but the perception in the movie was that his carefree attitude did not sit well with management.
He was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Giambi started with the Royals in 1998, having also played with the Phillies, A’s, and Red Sox.
He had a lifetime average of .263, hitting 52 home runs and 209 RBIs.
Source: Fox News