Diablos pitcher dies in wreck in Florida
ABC7 (El Paso)
Oct 15, 2009
EL PASO, Texas
El Paso Diablos
pitcher Max Limonick died on
The car was stopped at red light at an intersection when it was struck from behind. Limonick was riding in the back seat. Firefighters extricated Limonick from the car, and Limonick suffered severe injuries, team officials said.
Adriana Ruiz confirmed
Limonick, 23, joined
the Diablos on Aug. 21 and pitched in two games. Limonick was from
a real tragedy, you know, any time
Though Limonick was with the Diablos only a short time, Henry said Limonick was a "fine young man" who helped the team when they needed to raise the level of pitching at the end of the season.
"He was a
good kid, he worked hard, never had
The Diablos will retire Limonick's number at the beginning of next season. For more information on how you can help the Limonick family, contact Matt LaBranche at 915-755-2000.