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Former Red Sox World Series Champion David McCarty Dead at 54

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Former Red Sox first baseman and outfielder David McCarty, who won the World Series with the team in 2004, passed away this week at the age of 54 after suffering from cardiac arrest.

The Boston Red Sox organization released a statement following the passing of one of their former players.

“Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Dave McCarty. Playing 3 seasons with the Red Sox, he will forever be a part of the curse-breaking 2004 World Series championship team. We send our love to his wife, Monica, and their children, Reid and Maxine,”

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McCarty was born in Houston, Texas, in November 1969, where he attended Sharpstown High School. In college, McCarty attended Stanford University, where he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

After being selected with the third overall pick in the 1991 Major League Baseball draft. Throughout his career, David played for the Minnesota Twins, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Oakland Athletics, and the Boston Red Sox.

The most notable stretch of McCarty’s career started in 2000 when he played for the Kansas City Royals. In the 2000 season, David ended the year with a .278 batting average, 12 home runs, 68 RBIs, 75 hits, and 14 doubles in 103 games played.

As well as being a proficient defensive first baseman, McCarty also made three pitching appearances for the Boston Red Sox in 2004 against the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Throughout his entire career in the MLB, McCarty batted .242 with 36 home runs and 175 RBIs in 630 games.

Several of McCarty’s former teammates have released statements following his death. Lenny DiNardo, a former teammate and Red Sox pitcher, released a heartfelt tribute to his friend on Twitter.

Just awful news. I was happy to be able to spend time with him at our reunion. Such a great guy. He’ll be missed. Hug your loved ones.

NY Post

Rest in peace!

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