Pedro Feliciano: The baseball world reacts to his death
The world of professional baseball is in mourning after the early departure of the former Puerto Rican pitcher, who hold many records in the New York Mets…
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Eduardo Pérez, former player and analyst at ESPN, was the one who broke the news of Pedro Feliciano's death through his Twitter account.
Just found out that former #Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano passed away last night in his sleep. He was 45years young. He was a really good released but a better person off the field. He will be missed #Leones #Cangrejeros. He was jet skiing yesterday with his family. #sad— Eduardo Perez (@PerezEd) November 8, 2021
Feliciano, who was only 45 years old and apparently died in his sleep, was a left-handed pitcher who stood out on the New York Mets between 2006 and 2010, having a record number of appearances during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons among pitchers, with 86, 88 and 92 appearances respectively.
The Puerto Rican also leaves an impressive 344 appearance mark between 2007 and 2010, which earned him the nickname “Perpetual Pedro,” especially for his appearance in 36 consecutive games.
Although he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1995 and spent seven years as a minor league player, he was picked up by the Mets in 2002, and it would be the only major league team he would play for in his career.
Pedro Feliciano será recordado como un miembro querido de la organización de los Mets por su impacto como gran compañero de equipo, así como por su reputación como uno de los relevistas más competitivos, duraderos y confiables durante su tiempo en Queens. pic.twitter.com/uglQ2Il8FA— Mets de Nueva York (@LosMets) November 8, 2021
Feliciano also had a brief stint in the Japanese baseball league in 2005, being part of the Fukuoka Daiei. He returned to Brooklyn after a year to take them to the playoffs that year. His lifetime ERA was 3.33 across 484 games.
The Puerto Rico national baseball team also spoke out on social media, lamenting the death of one of its most iconic pitchers.
La Federación de Béisbol de Puerto Rico, su presidente Dr. José Daniel Quiles y Junta de Directores lamentan profundamente el fallecimiento de Pedro Feliciano, lanzador de nuestro Equipo Nacional en las ediciones 2006 y 2009 del @WBCBaseball— Equipo Nacional Béisbol (@BeisbolPR) November 8, 2021
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