Former MLB pitcher Brad Halsey, 33, dies in fall from cliff

Brad Halsey poses for a photo in Phoenix on Feb. 24, 2007.
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Former Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Halsey died Friday after an apparent fall from a 100-foot-high cliff near his home in Texas, according to multiple reports. He was 33.

Halsey’s body was discovered Friday afternoon on a rural road near Braunfels, officials said. His death is under investigation, according to USA Today.

“It appeared that he had climbed up about a 100-foot cliff on a private property and was discovered in a little road going up into that property,’’ Judge Jennifer Saunders of Comal County said. “He had either jumped or fallen.’’


Halsey won the College World Series in 2002 with Texas before he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the eighth round that same year.

He spent three years in the majors and made starts for the Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics.

The Yankees dealt Halsey to the Diamondbacks in 2005 as part of a deal in which the Yankees received future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson.

Halsey famously gave up a home run to Barry Bonds in 2006 while he was with the Athletics; it was Bonds’ 714th career shot, tying him with Babe Ruth for second place all-time. Bonds finished his career with 762.
Halsey finished his baseball career with record of 14-19 and an earned-run average of 4.84.

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