Baseball community mourns loss of Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras
Oscar Taveras, 22, died in a car crash Sunday in the Domincan Republic.
Only 10 days prior, the rookie Cardinals outfielder was helping his team chase a World Series title as a pinch-hitter. His home run in Game 2 of the NLCS made him the youngest player to ever hit a pinch-hit home run in MLB history.
Taveras had enormous talent and was just getting started on what was anticipated as a long and illustrious career.
Sunday night, players, fans and the baseball community in general expressed their remorse over social media.
Absolute Tragedy.. My prayers go out to Oscar Taveras family.
— Matt Carpenter (@MattCarp13) October 27, 2014
Absolutely heart broken right now…
— Marco Gonzales (@MarcoGonzales_) October 27, 2014
RIP you will be missed buddy pic.twitter.com/9svYttuPDo
— Kolten Wong (@KoltenWong) October 27, 2014
Last 30 minutes I've been sick to my stomach. Keep thinking about Oscar's big smile in the dugout whenever we made a big play/got a big hit
— Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 27, 2014
So sad to hear about Oscar. My prayers go out to his family. In complete shock.. So sad.. Life isn't fair
— Randal Grichuk (@RGrich15) October 27, 2014
Wow that is so sad and just terrible. Rest in peace Oscar. You Will be Missed.
— Joseph Kelly Jr. (@JosephKellyJr) October 27, 2014
Shocked to hear about @Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras and girlfriend…Praying for their family and friends.
— andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) October 27, 2014
— Yonder Alonso (@YonderalonsoU) October 27, 2014
Brutal news hearing about Oscar Taveras.
— Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) October 27, 2014
Cuando la rivalidad se pone a un lado.. Jugadores de Licey y Aguilas se abrazan en oración por Oscar Taveras pic.twitter.com/ekm6LpAHUm
— LigaDom.com (@LigaDomcom) October 27, 2014
Night ruined. RIP Oscar Taveras. Way too young man. #crazy
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo6) October 27, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Oscar Taveras. Tragic news
— Daniel Hudson (@DHuddy41) October 27, 2014
Prayers go out to Oscar Taveras' family. Such sad news. #RIPOscar
— Jedd Gyorko (@JGyorko05) October 27, 2014
Life is so Precious! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Oscar Taveras..Kid was an absolute stud! #CardinalsNation
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) October 27, 2014
My condolences to the @Cardinals and the family of Oscar Tavares and his girlfriend.So terrible and heartbreaking.He had incredible talent.
— Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) October 27, 2014
Baseball lost a promising young star today! Thoughts and prayers! RIP OSCAR TAVERAS
— Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_44) October 27, 2014