The Obit For Andujar Cedeno


Houston Chronicle
TUE 10/31/00

Former AstroCedeno killed -

Former Astros shortstop Andujar Cedeno was killed early Saturday in La Romana, Dominican Republic, when the Mercedes Benz he was driving collided with a truck.

Cedeno suffered severe head injuries and died instantly. He was survived by his wife, Patricia, and two children.

Cedeno, who was buried Sunday, played for the Astros from 1990-94, when he was traded to the Padres in a deal that included Ken Caminiti, Steve Finley and Derek Bell.

Cedeno , 31, was still active in baseball in the Dominican Republic. 

Obit Courtesy Of Bob Hulsey

Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Former Major Leaguer Cedeno Dies

   (AP)NASHUA, N.H.--Former major league baseball player Andujar Cedeno, a
member of the Atlantic League champion Nashua Pride, has been killed in a
car crash in the Dominican Republic.

   Cedeno, 31, was killed last weekend, team spokesman Ken Cail said.

   The infielder joined the team late in the season and did not play in
the Atlantic League championship series because of an injury.

   Cedeno played parts of seven seasons in the majors with Houston, San
Diego and Detroit. He had a .236 career average with 47 homers and 223 RBIs.

   His best season was with the Astros in 1993, when he hit .286 with 11
homers and 56 RBIs.