Yordano Ventura

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Ventura in October 2015

Yordano Ventura Hernández (Spanish: [ɟʝorˈðano βenˈtuɾa]; June 3, 1991 – January 22, 2017) was a Dominican professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2013 through 2016. He was twice named to the All-Star Futures Game. He was born in Samaná, Dominican Republic.[1]

Ventura made his MLB debut on September 17, 2013. He was known as a power pitcher, his fastball was much valued by the Royals during his tenure with the team.[2] In 2014, Ventura's 96.2 mph average fastball velocity (96.4 for two-seamers) ranked second-best among MLB starters. He helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series.

On January 22, 2017, Ventura was killed in a car accident in the city of Juan Adrián, Dominican Republic, aged 25.[3][4]

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  1. Gregorian, Vahe (March 30, 2014). "Yordano Ventura has the stuff dreams are made of". Kansas City Star. Retrieved January 22, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Kalland, Robby (January 22, 2017). "Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Was Killed In A Fatal Car Accident In The Dominican Republic". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved January 22, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura killed in car crash". Sports Illustrated. January 22, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Confirman es Yordano Ventura el de trágico accidente; es segundo pelotero que muere este domingo". El Caribe. Archived from the original on 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-01-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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