Former pitcher of the Oakland Athletics Brad Halsey died in a recreational climbing accident near his home in New Braunfels, Texas. Details of Halsey’s death have not yet been made public due to the ongoing investigation. The 33-year-old Halsey attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was the No. 1 starter on the Longhorns’ College World Series championship team in 2002.

Brad Halsey Death

Brad Halsey pitched in the majors from 2004-2006.

In the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees, Brad Halsey was an eighth-round pick. He spent most of 2004 at Triple-A Columbus, going 11–4 with a 2.63 ERA in 144 innings. The former major league pitcher posted a 2.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio (109-to-37), while opponents batted .237 against him with eight home runs. The Yankees gave him a spot in their pitching rotation on June 19, 2004. In seven starts and a relief appearance, Halsey finished with a 1–3 record, 25 strikeouts, and a 6.47 ERA in 32 innings.

The left-handed pitcher had just one win as a Yankee, as they traded him to the Diamondbacks – along with catcher Dioner Navarro and pitcher Javier Vazquez – in a deal for Johnson in January 2005. In 2006, Brad Halsey gave up Barry Bonds’ 714th career home run, pitching for the A’s, his final season in the major leagues. He pitched in independent leagues and most recently was back in the Yankees organization, reaching Class AA Trenton (N.J.) in 2011.

Brad Halsey’s death is such a heartbreaking story in Athletic’s history. He was a young man enjoying his day in a recreational event that turned out to be the saddest day for his family and friends.

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