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RIP Greg Halman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HeinekenMan, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member


    I had no idea he was from The Netherlands.
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Seattle Mariners OF prospect murdered by his brother. :'(


    BA had him as the No. 11 prospect in the Seattle system in its 2011 Prospect Handbook. Had some serious power - 33 home runs at Tacoma (AAA) in 2010. Struck out a lot. "The Mariners would like to see him be more aggressive on the basepaths and less aggressive at the plate. If he can make strides in that area, he could be an everyday player in the Preston Wilson mold."

    Played 35 games with the Mariners this past season at age 23, so he was coming along.

  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    22-year-old brother held
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    So by my count, he is the fourth active MLBer murdered. Miguel Fuentes. Lyman Bostock. Dernell Stinson. Now Halman.
  5. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Other players that have been murdered, they were not active when it happened though.

    Ivan Calderon
    Gus Polidor
    Tony Solaita
    Luke Easter
    Hiram Bithorn
  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Maybe also Ed Delahanty, but we'll never know for sure.
  7. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    I'd heard of him. Didn't know he was from the Netherlands, though.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Good point.
  9. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    Went to a couple M's games this year in which Halman played. He seemed to have great instincts in the outfield.

    So young, just a tragic story.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wright Thompson traces Halman's final days:

  11. JosephC.Myers

    JosephC.Myers Active Member

    Good article right here. Well worth a read.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It was far too long for me. But the dates changed. Most of them added up the 21st. But at least one was the 22nd. Which is just odd, and threw me off.
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