Dick Groat, a well-known baseball player, passed away suddenly on Thursday, April 27th, 2023. He was 92 years old.
His death has left many people heartbroken and devastated, including his family, friends, and loved ones. Groat will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Many people have expressed their condolences and shared memories of Groat since his passing. Jay Bilas, a sports analyst, recently posted on social media, “Dick Groat was one of the nicest, kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever met.
He was so kind and generous to me in my time at Duke and after. As great as he was as an athlete, he was a better person. RIP to the great Dick Groat.”
Groat was an eight-time All-Star shortstop and two-time World Series champion in Major League Baseball. He also played basketball and made his hometown of Pittsburgh proud with his athletic achievements.
Groat’s World Series-clinching home run in 1960 is celebrated in statue form outside of PNC Park, and he is known for being the hitting champion with a.325 average on the field and even on the mic.
Dick Groat Cause Of Death
At the time of this publication, the cause of Groat’s death has not been revealed. The public will be updated when more information is released.
Many have expressed their condolences to Groat’s family during this sad and difficult time.
During his 14 seasons with four National League teams, Groat had a batting average of.286 and 2,138 hits.
He was the National League Most Valuable Player and the hitting champion with a.325 average when he played with the world champion Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960.
Groat’s legacy as a baseball legend will be remembered and cherished by all who had the privilege of meeting him, and even more by those who never did.