Comments on: Juan Lara http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Stat of the Day » Juan Lara is back! http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-6330 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 14:39:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-6330 [...] Here’s a great piece of news buried way down on the sports page: Juan Lara is back with the Cleveland Indians! About a year and a half ago, I posted on this blog about his horrible accident. [...]

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-3801 Fri, 25 Jan 2008 22:53:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-3801 Stenson's murderer was just sentenced:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3214704

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-2459 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 20:02:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-2459 Interesting. I wonder what the highest causes of death are among the general population in that age range. I would assume DUI is up there, but heart disease (the #1 killer overall, I believe) is not. Homicide is probably also higher. Maybe it's not so different from athletes...DUI, homicide, and transportation accidents cover most. The only recent deaths I can think of that it doesn't cover are Darryl Kile and Joe Kennedy. Also Steve Bechler and Coolbaugh. But it does cover Lidle, Hancock, Crews, Olin, Darr, Mike Sharperson, Stenson, and others such as Thurman Munson and Roberto Clemente.

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By: birtelcom http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-2458 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 19:50:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-2458 Of course the death of every young athlete is very sad, given that these guys are generally in the prime of life and health, with seemingly boundless opportunities in front of them. As a matter of acuracy and perspective, a quick review of some census info suggests that the death rate each year among the general American population age 25-34 is about 0.1% per year, or about one death for every thousand people in that age group. This suggests that if for example, active major leaguers were to suffer the normal American rate for their age, about one active major leaguer would pass away each year (a bit over 1,000 players participate in a major league game each season these days). The actual rate over the years I think has been less than that, which is not really surprising given that pro athletes are likely to be in better health, enjoy better medical care and be financially more secure than average Americans.

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By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-2445 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 05:31:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-2445 Mike Darr of the Padres was killed in an auto accident during spring training in 2002. Sadly, his choice to drive drunk and not wear seat belts cost him his life

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By: David in Toledo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-2444 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:13:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-2444 And on the field, Mike Coolbaugh of the Tulsa Drillers, RIP.

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By: jinaz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/447/comment-page-1#comment-2441 Wed, 28 Nov 2007 23:02:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/447#comment-2441 Just for the sake of completeness, I'd also like to add Dernell Stenson to the list. He was (rather horrifically) murdered while playing in the Arizona Fall League in 2003 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds organization. Such a shame.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dernell_Stenson
-j

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