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 MLB.com, 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.