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ESPN Baseball Reporter Pedro Gomez ‘Unexpectedly’ Dies at 58: ‘A Friend to All’

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Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez, who worked for the network for nearly two decades, unexpectedly died this weekend at age 58.

The company announced the tragic loss in a statement on Sunday, revealing it was “unexpected” and no cause of death was available.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and sports content, said in a statement.

“Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized,” Pitaro continued. “More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who love him at this extraordinarily difficult time.”

Gomez joined ESPN in 2003 and covered baseball for SportsCenter and many other shows on the network. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; two sons, Rio

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Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers speaks with Pedro Gomez of ESPN on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Getty Images)
Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers speaks with Pedro Gomez of ESPN on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Getty Images)

ESPN SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez has unexpectedly passed away at 58 years old. He joined ESPN in 2003 after stints at several papers as a baseball writer.

The Gomez family said in a statement Sunday: “Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach, and mentor. He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpectedly at home this afternoon.”

ESPN and Sports Content Chairman James Pitaro said: “We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away. Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family

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Pedro Gomez Dead: SportsCenter Reporter Dies at 58


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Pedro Gomez, a highly-regarded SportsCenter reporter for ESPN, has died unexpectedly at the age of 58, the network’s PR team confirmed.

“ESPN remembers SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez, who passed away unexpectedly today at the age of 58,” the network wrote on its Twitter page.

“We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away,” ESPN’s statement read. The cause of death was not given.

Here’s what you need to know:


ESPN Called Gomez an ‘Elite Journalist at the Highest Level’

ESPN’s statement made it clear that Gomez will

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Longtime ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez dies at 58

LOWELL, MA - JULY 2: ESPN's Pedro Gomez, left, stands with his son Rio Gomez, a rookie pitcher with the Lowell Spinners, before a game against the Aberdeen Tigers at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA on July 2, 2018. The elder Gomez has covered baseball in Bristol, CT since 2003, regularly appearing on shows such as SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. The younger Gomez was selected by the Red Sox in the 36th round of the 2017 MLB Draft. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Pedro Gomez got to watch his son Rio play in the Red Sox system. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

If you’ve tuned into an episode of SportsCenter or an ESPN baseball broadcast some time in the past two decades, odds are you’ve seen Pedro Gomez at work.

The longtime ESPN reporter died Sunday, the network announced in a statement. He was 58.

The cause of Gomez’s death is currently unknown, with ESPN only saying he “passed away unexpectedly.” A tweet had been posted from Gomez’s Twitter account as recently as Sunday morning, about eight hours before the announcement was made.

From ESPN:

“Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach and mentor,” the Gomez family said in a statement. “He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer. He died unexpectedly at home this

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