9/11 Tragedy As Ex-Major Leaguer-Turned Cop Dies En Route To Ground Zero Ceremony

9/11 Tragedy As Ex-Major Leaguer-Turned Cop Dies En Route To Ground Zero Ceremony


A former Major League Baseball pitcher who retired to become a police officer in New York City died in a car crash Sunday morning on his way to the 9/11 memorial ceremony in Lower Manhattan.

Anthony Varvaro, who spent six years as a reliever with the Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox before retiring in 2016 and becoming a police officer with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was 37. The car crash occurred in New Jersey as he made his way to Ground Zero, where terrorists took down the Twin Towers 21 years ago.

“We are deeply saddened on the passing of former Braves pitcher Anthony Varvaro,” the Braves said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family

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