The Olympic winner died suddenly

The Olympic winner died suddenly

Sean Burroughs, 43, who helped the United States win its first Olympic gold medal in baseball, died last week.

His mother, Debbie, told the Southern California News Group that her son died of cardiac arrest espn.

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The 43-year-old coached the Long Beach Little League (LBLL), which has given children in the United States the opportunity to play baseball for more than 60 years. In a statement on Instagram She described the death as “tragic.”

– It is with a heavy heart that one of our coaches, Sean Burroughs, has tragically passed away. Sean was a legend in the LBLL and in the baseball community. “To say this is a huge loss is an understatement,” Doug Whitman, president of the Long Beach Little League, wrote in the statement.

According to Whitman, Burroughs was found unconscious next to his car in the parking lot of a baseball stadium in Long Beach after driving his son to a minor league game, ESPN wrote.

STAR: Sean Burroughs here from a San Diego Padres game in 2005. Photo: AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi/NTB

STAR: Sean Burroughs here from a San Diego Padres game in 2005. Photo: AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi/NTB
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CPR is said to have been performed on him immediately, but he was said to have been pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

– The president said: It was a huge shock Orange County Register.

The 43-year-old was part of the US baseball team that won the historic Olympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000.

In 1998, he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball draft. He played for the club until 2005 before later visiting the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins.

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In total, he played 528 games at the highest level of American baseball.

“We at USA Baseball are devastated to learn of Sean’s tragic passing,” USA Baseball CEO Paul Siler said in a statement.

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