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Former Cub Gonzalez Dead at 33

Former Major League pitcher Geremi Gonzalez, who won 11 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1997, was killed by a lightning strike in his native Venezuela on Sunday. He was 33.

Emergency management official Herman Bracho said Monday that Gonzalez was struck by lightning at a beach.

Gonzalez pitched for five Major League teams from 1997-2006, appearing in 131 games, 83 of them starts, and compiling a 30-35 record.

The right-hander also played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He made a combined 24 appearances for the Mets and Brewers in his final Major League season in 2006.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080526&content_id=2774705&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

 

Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Gonzalez family.

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