MLB pitcher turned officer Anthony Varvaro dies en route to 9/11 ceremony

Anthony Varvaro, a former MLB reliever who spent elements of six seasons within the massive leagues, died on Sunday exterior in an accident in New Jersey.

Varvaro, 37, was on his solution to a September 11 ceremony in New York Metropolis when he was concerned in an car accident, the Atlanta Braves mentioned. Varvaro left baseball in 2016 to change into a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer.

The New Jersey State Police instructed NBC Information that Varvaro was struck by an obvious wrong-way driver. The company instructed NBC Information that the driving force of the opposite automobile, Henry A. Plazas, 30, was additionally killed.

After working his method by way of the minors, Varvaro made his MLB debut with the Mariners in 2010. He then joined the Braves system the place he break up time within the majors and minors in 2011 and 2012. He then grew to become a full-time big-league reliever in 2013 and 2014.

His closing MLB look got here in 2015 with the Boston Crimson Sox. After spending a part of the season with Boston’s high minor league affiliate in 2016, Varvaro determined to retire.

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