Royals star Yordano Ventura reportedly robbed by hoodlums and left for dead

Yordano Ventura reportedly robbed and left for dead.

Ventura dies in vehicle accident.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

JUAN ADRIAN — Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, best known for instigating bench-clearing brawls with a 100 mph fastball, has moved on to that great big baseball diamond in the sky. Nicknamed Ace, the flame-throwing righty died in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday morning. He was only 25. Highway patrol spokesman Jacobo Mateo said the accident occurred on a foggy highway leading to the town of Juan Adrian, roughly 40 miles northwest of Santo Domingo.

Yordano, who was ejected from the vehicle, wasn’t wearing a seat-belt.

Yordano played a huge role in helping the Royals reach back to back World Series. In 2014, with Royals down 3 games to two against the San Francisco Giants, Yordano pitched a gem in game six to force the finale. The following season he was instrumental in getting the Royals over the hump to win the 2015 World Series, their first championship in 30 years.

“Our prayers right now are with Yordano’s family as we mourn this young man’s passing,” said Royals general manager Dayton Moore in a statement. “He was so young and so talented, full of youthful exuberance and always brought a smile to everyone he interacted with. We will get through this as an organization, but right now is a time to mourn and celebrate the life of Yordano.” 

Former major leaguer Andy Marte, 33, also died in a separate car accident on Sunday in the Dominican Republic. Marte played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks.

There was a big party in the Dominican Saturday night.

Multiple reports claim Ventura was robbed of his World Series ring, jewelry and cash prior to death.

Do you believe the reports?

Was Ventura murdered?

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22 comments

  1. Likely another idiot doing something stupid.

  2. John Logothetis

    This is horrible. Thats all I can say.

  3. Terrible! RIP Ace.

  4. All of KC will miss you ACE! RIP my brother.

  5. Good lord! Wow, 2017 wants to keep the bad vibes from 2016 rolling. Unbelievable to see another young star pass.

  6. Eighteeneightyseven Fortyfourtwentynine

    RIP Ace. Condolances to KC & youre family. MLB fans everywhere greately appreciate you for giving that bratty punk Machado his come uppance. Youll be missed.

  7. I am Dominican, and all I have to say is that these players have talent, but little education; that, combined with the fact that in my country many of these players drive recklessly, and when a police officer stop them to fine them, they simply say that they are famous players and are let go. In my underdeveloped country, people, whether they drive or not, do not respect the law, and the majority of Dominicans are uneducated. That is why my country has the highest road traffic death rate globally. They aren’t the first baseball players to die in a car car crash, and for sure they won’t be the last. Two hours ago two truck drivers decided to get off their trucks in the middle of a residential area street, and no police officer showed up to fine them Sad to say, but my country is a jungle.

  8. RIP Ace. You will be forever missed, and the talk of what might have been will last for this generation of Royals fans. A very sad day.

  9. What a shame man!!! The older you get, the more you realize just how fragile life is!! He was just a kid… never met this young man but he achieved more in 25 years than most people could achieve in a lifetime…he seemed like he was full of life and that is what living is all about, prayers up to family of Ace

  10. PRAYERS TO FAMILY…SO SAD/YOUNG…
    HE CAN PITCH IN HEAVEN..WITH THE BABE , LOU, ETC….
    THE GREATEST MUST HAVE NEEDED HIM…RIP SIR….

  11. Cubs Fan 4 Life

    RIP Yordano Ventura and Andy Marte

  12. I’m really going to miss watching this kid pitch this year.

    Give ’em fits, kid. Strike out Ted Williams for me.

  13. I despised this kid as a baseball player, a punk who always started
    fights with other players on the field….but I would NEVER wish him
    dead…RIP man :(

  14. Holy shit fuck man 2016 it was Jose Fernandez now it’s him riiippp loved ya man

  15. Over the past two years and three months:
    Oscar Taveras at age 22
    Jose Fernandez at age 24
    Yordano Ventura at age 25
    Three players who were primed to be the face of the MLB for the next decade
    Three players who left us too soon
    Also, Andy Marte at age 33. He may not have been an up-and-coming star, but every life is important and precious.
    RIP you four

  16. Ross Gerabaldi

    Let’s stop pretending this guy wasn’t a D- human being. It’s sad, but good people die every day. This guy threw a ball on TV. He didn’t fight terrorists in the middle east.

  17. RIP VENTURA YOU WERE A GREAT YOUNG PLAYER IM VERY SHOCKED AND SAD! GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY FIRST AND FOREMOST! GOD BLESS YOUR TEAM! ??

  18. PRAYERS TO FAMILY…SO SAD/YOUNG…
    HE CAN PITCH IN HEAVEN..WITH THE BABE , LOU, ETC….
    THE GREATEST MUST HAVE NEEDED HIM…RIP SIR….

  19. rip Yordano Vantura biggest lost in 2017 but jose fernandez biggest lost in 2016 both died in accidents

  20. Rest in peace my nigga

  21. He was a punk and a coward. Seems a lot of Hispanic assholes in the game now days.

  22. rip gorgous yordano Ventura you left this world way too soon for the people who robbed him shame you could of at least called for help and yordanos family your in our prayers

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