Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cuban Pitcher Yadier Pedroso Dies in Car Accident, Age 26

RIP…

Cuban pitcher Yadier Pedroso, a member of the national baseball team that played in the 3rd World Classic, died in a traffic accident on the weekend, state media reported Sunday.

Pedroso was riding in an automobile that crashed into a cargo truck on Friday night at a spot known as Manga Central on the highway leading to the province of Artemisa, located 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of Havana, the official AIN news agency said.

The 26-year-old right-handed hurler earlier had played on another of the island’s national teams that came in second in a world championship.

Over the course of his short career, his play in eight National Baseball Series stood out and, according to experts, he was clearly one of the best pitchers in Cuban baseball.

...Pedroso ended the National Baseball Series with 76 wins and 45 losses, with an earned run average 3.15 per 9-inning game, not counting his work with the Artemisa team during the 2012-2013 season.

Repoz Posted: March 17, 2013 at 03:59 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cuba

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: March 17, 2013 at 04:53 PM (#4390038)
Well this is terrible
   2. Joe Kehoskie Posted: March 17, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4390066)
Incredibly sad news. Yadier Pedroso was one of the best pitchers in Cuba over the past decade.
   3. Gamingboy Posted: March 17, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4390067)
Tragic. So talented and so young.
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 17, 2013 at 05:49 PM (#4390075)
This will be blamed on his participation in the WBC.
   5. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: March 17, 2013 at 06:04 PM (#4390078)
This probably makes me a horrible person, but I laughed when I read 'Manga Central'.
   6. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: March 17, 2013 at 06:26 PM (#4390090)
Now I wish the Cubans had beaten the Dutch.
   7. Steve Treder Posted: March 17, 2013 at 09:34 PM (#4390167)
:-(
   8. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: March 18, 2013 at 02:36 AM (#4390341)
26. Damn. Terrible news.
   9. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: March 18, 2013 at 03:28 AM (#4390346)
Never saw him defect.
   10. Styles P. Deadball Posted: March 18, 2013 at 10:56 AM (#4390442)
Sad news.... But my first thought was, "So the Yankees are faking his death.... How does this help them get around the international signing rules and the luxury tax?"

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(286 - 1:32am, Sep 20)
Last: Best Dressed Chicken in Town

NewsblogKeri: How Washington Built a World Series Favorite
(42 - 1:13am, Sep 20)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(3376 - 1:06am, Sep 20)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogJoe Girardi put Derek Jeter’s farewell tour ahead of the team
(203 - 12:49am, Sep 20)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogDave Kreiger: New Baseball Hall of Fame voting rules
(78 - 12:47am, Sep 20)
Last: Booey

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-19-14
(89 - 12:39am, Sep 20)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogEn Banc Court May Call Foul on Bonds Conviction
(20 - 12:26am, Sep 20)
Last: Dudefella

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(279 - 11:46pm, Sep 19)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogHBT: Talking head says Jeter is “a fraud” and “you are all suckers”
(32 - 10:57pm, Sep 19)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

NewsblogRon Washington Acknowledges Infidelity, Doesn’t Explain Why He Resigned
(54 - 9:29pm, Sep 19)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogPedro pens a letter to Clayton Kershaw
(58 - 9:21pm, Sep 19)
Last: theboyqueen

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-19-2014
(38 - 6:49pm, Sep 19)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-18-2014
(170 - 6:00pm, Sep 19)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogAraton: The Other Side of a Derek Jeter Hustle Play
(30 - 5:26pm, Sep 19)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogUmpire ejects Braves fan for heckling Bryce Harper
(71 - 5:21pm, Sep 19)
Last: TerpNats

Page rendered in 0.0961 seconds
52 querie(s) executed