Ex San Diego Padres Player Sean Burroughs Dies Suddenly After Suffering Cardiac Arrest at 43

by J Pelkey
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Another healthy athlete has died suddenly.

Former San Diego Padres third baseman and Olympic gold medalist, Sean Burroughs, died suddenly after dropping his son off for a Little League game in Long Beach, Calif. He was found unconscious next to his vehicle in the parking lot.

Long Beach Little League in California officially announced Burroughs’ passing in an Instagram post on Saturday, confirming that he “tragically passed away” last Thursday. The post highlighted Burroughs’ legendary status within LBLL and the broader baseball community, noting his achievement of winning consecutive Little League World Series championships for LBLL in 1992 and 1993.

According to MLB reporter Bob Nightengale, Burroughs suddenly collapsed and died in a parking lot after dropping off his son, Knox, for a Little League game. Long Beach Little League President Doug Wittman mentioned that he was found unconscious near his car shortly afterwards, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

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Burroughs’ mother, Debbie, informed the Southern California News Group that her son suffered cardiac arrest.

Following his death, condolences have flooded in on social media.

“We mourn the passing of former Padres third baseman Sean Burroughs,” the San Diego Padres announced in a  statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very difficult time.”

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