R.I.P. Jose Uribe

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Former San Francisco Giants shortstop Jose Uribe was killed early Friday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic.

The Dominican National Police said the 47-year-old Uribe's sport utility vehicle crashed about 3 a.m. on a highway about 30 miles west of the capital, Santo Domingo. Police said the cause of the crash was under investigation.

Uribe's death was confirmed by Glovis Reyes, a longtime friend of the ballplayer and a former member of the Dominican Congress.

Uribe played 10 seasons in the major leagues from 1984 to 1993, mostly with the Giants. He began his career with one season in St. Louis and ended it with one in Houston. He had a career batting average of .241 and a fielding percentage of .969.

deep space nine (deep space nine), Friday, 8 December 2006 18:21 (fourteen years ago) link

He had a career batting average of .241

No respect for the dead.

RIP.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Friday, 8 December 2006 19:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Uribe's death was confirmed by Glovis Reyes, a longtime friend of the ballplayer and a former member of the Dominican Congress.

"Uribe was a very loved person in Juan Baron. He was like the lord of the town," Reyes said.

Uribe is survived by his second wife, Wendy Guerrero, with whom he had four children. He had at least 14 children in all, Reyes said.

deep space nine (deep space nine), Friday, 8 December 2006 22:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Uribes would be a great name for a baseball team
"NOW BATTING FOR THE BALTIMORE URIBES........"

bliss (blass), Saturday, 9 December 2006 04:29 (fourteen years ago) link


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