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Longtime baseball writer, Arizona resident Pedro Gomez dies at 58

Feb 8, 2021, 8:16 AM | Updated: 3:28 pm
(Twitter Photo/@Dbacks)...
(Twitter Photo/@Dbacks)
(Twitter Photo/@Dbacks)

Longtime baseball writer Pedro Gomez died unexpectedly at his home in Arizona on Sunday, his family said in a statement.

No cause of death was given. He was 58.

He joined ESPN in 2003 and covered more than 25 World Series in his tenure.

Gomez was also a Baseball Hall of Fame voter and a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Originally from Miami after his parents fled Cuba in 1962, Gomez called the Valley home since 1997 and his son went to the University of Arizona.

“I’m forever grateful for his friendship,” ESPN’s Jorge Sedano said. “He was a trailblazing journalist.

“He opened the door for Latinos in sports TV. I can’t even explain how sad I am right now.”

The news of his death brought a lot of condolences from local sports figures and teams across social media:

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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