Former MLB player Dámaso García has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

Former MLB player Dámaso García has passed away. He was 63. 

He passed away in the Dominican Republic. An official cause of death has not been announced at this time. 

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Dámaso García Jr. confirmed his father’s passing. He said that his father passed away at 7:15 am local time, according to the Associated Press

There will be a funeral for García on Thursday morning. The AP is reporting that he is survived by his wife, daughter, son, and three grandsons.

During his baseball career, he spent the majority of his career with the Toronto Blue Jays. He also played for the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, and the Montréal Expos. 

García played Major League Baseball from 1978 as a 21-year-old through the 1989 season as a 32-year-old. He missed the 1987 season, as he did not play in the Big Leagues. 

With the Blue Jays, he had a .288 batting average with 32 home runs and 296 RBIs in 902 games. He also had 172 doubles and 26 triples on 1,108 hits, while scoring 490 runs, in 3,914 at-bats. 

In his MLB career, he had a .283 batting average with 36 home runs and 323 RBIs in 1,032 games. He also had 183 doubles and 27 triples on 1,108 hits in 4,124 at-bats. 

He also had 490 runs in his career. García also had 322 strikeouts and 130 walks

His best home run season of his career came during the 1985 season when he had eight home runs. That same season, he had a career-high 65 RBIs. 

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