Jerry Grote, World Series-Champion Catcher Cause Of Death Revealed!

Jerry Grote Cause Of Death
Jerry Grote Cause Of Death

In a somber moment for baseball fans worldwide, Jerry Grote, the acclaimed catcher who helped the Mets clinch the World Series, has passed away at the age of 81. As tributes pour in for this sporting legend, there’s a collective desire to uncover the circumstances surrounding his passing.

Join us as we pay homage to Grote’s remarkable career and delve into the details surrounding his untimely demise.

Jerry Grote’s Cause Of Death

According to a team spokesman, Jerry Grote, a two-time All-Star catcher who won a World Series with the New York Mets, passed away on Sunday at a Texas hospital. He was eighty-one.

Grote played for the Miracle Mets of 1969, who shocked Major League Baseball by winning the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles under Frank Robinson’s leadership and sweeping the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series.

Jerry Grote's Cause Of Death
Jerry Grote’s Cause Of Death

According to Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz, Grote passed away at the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin due to cardiac problems. According to Horwitz, he was scheduled for a procedure and passed away from respiratory failure during it.

Mets owner Steve Cohen and his wife Alex said in a statement, “We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Jerry Grote. The Mets Hall of Famer was the backbone of a young Mets team that captured the heart of New York City in 1969.”

“Known as the best defensive catcher in franchise history, he was a two-time All-Star who played 12 seasons in Flushing. We are grateful that Jerry was able to reunite with his teammates one last time during the 1969 World Series reunion at Citi Field in 2019. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Cheryl, family and friends.”

New York Mets posted on Twitter,” We mourn the passing of Mets Hall of Famer Jerry Grote.”

Before being traded to the Mets in 1965, Grote began his career as a player with the Houston Colt.45s. Before being moved to the Los Angeles Dodgers, he spent more than 11 years as a player for New York.

His final game was in 1981 against the Kansas City Royals and the Dodgers.

Jerry Koosman, a former teammate of Grote, stated, “He was the reason for my success. I have the photo in my home of me jumping into his arms after we won in 1969. I am heartbroken. No one was better behind the plate. He really controlled the game.”

Ed Kranepool added, “He was the best defensive catcher in the NL when he played. Johnny Bench once told me ‘If he was on the Reds, I would be playing third base.”

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