Saturday, April 19, 2008

Former Sox Catcher John Marzano Dies

I was saddened tonight to hear of the death of former Red Sox catcher John Marzano. He was 45 years old, and he died due to a fall down the stairs in his Philadelphia home today.

He worked for his hometown Phillies on their cable outlet, and for, where he hosted an Internet baseball show. I remember when he first came up to the Red Sox with a lot of promise. He played for parts of 10 seasons, and also for the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners. Marzano went to Temple University and was also a member of the 1984 US Olympic team, and came up to the Red Sox in 1987. He was part of a crop of good young talent the Red Sox brought up after they won the 1986 American League pennant, along with players such as Ellis Burks, Mike Greenwell and Todd Benzinger.

Here is an article from the Associated Press about his untimely death.

John Marzano leaves a wife, two daughters and two grandchildren. My condolences to his friends and family.


Michael Leggett said...

Kyrie Elaison

Ikeman said...

What a tragic shame about former baseball catcher, John Marzano. He is the third former athlete who I heard of who died from falling down stairs. The first was Negro League baseball player star Oscar Charleston. The other was legendary pro bowler Earl Anthony. My condolences go out to the Marzano family and to everyone else who knew him personally.