Baseball Legend Killed (Video)


( – Former Major League Baseball (MBL) infielder legend, coach, and instructor Mike Brumley was killed at the age of 61 in a car crash in Mississippi involving three cars and two 18-wheelers.

Watch the video further down this post.

From 1987 to 1995, Brumley left an indelible mark on the MLB, playing for six different teams.

His contributions extended beyond his playing days. From 2018 to 2022, he served as a minor league coach and instructor with the Atlanta Braves.

He was best remembered as a minor-league instructor in the Atlanta Braves organization, where he worked with future All-Star third baseman Austin Riley.

Riley was awoken from his sleep with the sad news that one of the most influential people in his career had been killed.

“I got a text about 2:30 this morning and I have been up since. There are very few people that have been role models in my baseball career, my dad being No. 1 and Mike Brumley being No. 2,” he added.

“I feel for his family and his kids and everybody that he was close to. This is a tragic day. Prayers out to his family. It’s a tough pill to swallow,” he continued.

Brumley’s career took a significant turn in 1984 when the Boston Red Sox drafted him in the second round.

However, he was part of a major trade that year, in which he and relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley were sent to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for first baseman Bill Buckner.

Moreover, the MBL legend made his MLB debut with the Cubs in 1987. He also played for the Detroit Tigers in 1989, the Seattle Mariners in 1990, the Houston Astros in 1993 and 1995, and the Oakland Athletics in 1994.

During his career, spanning 295 MLB games, Brumley achieved a .206 batting average with three home runs and 38 RBIs.

Additionally, Brumley served as a coach for the Cubs in 2014 and worked as a minor league instructor for the Texas Rangers from 2005 to 2007 and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009.

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