MLB Star Jeremy Giambi Dies Aged 47

Former Athletics player, brother of All-Star Jason Giambi, commits suicide at parents California home

DAILYMAIL.COM – Former MLB player Jeremy Giambi, brother of New York Yankees star Jason Giambi, was found dead on Wednesday at his parents’ home in Southern California at age 47, according to his agent.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Giambi died from suicide after they received an emergency call on Wednesday morning requesting medical assistance at the home in Claremont.

Officials autopsy results are pending, accoJeremy Giambirding to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Giambi played between 1998 and 2003 for the Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox.

His best season was with the Athletics in 2001, where he played alongside Jason. Jeremy Giambi was also a member of the 2002 A’s, which were the subject of Michael Lewis’s 2003 bestseller, ‘Moneyball,’ and the 2011 Brad Pitt film adaptation.

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In a statement, the Athletics wrote,

‘We are heartbroken to learn of the passing of a member of our Green and Gold family, Jeremy Giambi. We offer our condolences to Jeanne, Jason, and his family and friends’ … READ MORE. 

REMEMBERING HAPPIER TIMES: The Deal That Brought The Giambi Brothers Together 

Jason’s brother, Jeremy, acquired from K.C. 

SFGATE, Feb. 19, 2000 – The A’s love their Giambi so much, they went out and got another one yesterday.

One day before the team’s pitchers and catchers report to camp in Phoenix, Oakland traded minor-league starter Brett Laxton to Kansas City in exchange for Jeremy Giambi, 25, the younger brother of A’s first baseman Jason Giambi.

“My mom (Jeanne) started crying,” Jeremy Giambi said. “Both our parents are so excited. We’ve always talked about playing for the same team.

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“But,” he added jokingly, “two of us in the Bay Area could be trouble.”

“There’s no question there’s some sex appeal to this, for lack of a better term,” A’s general manager Billy Beane said. “Yes, they’re brothers, but independent of that, we just love this kid’s bat. I told Jason that Jeremy’s minor-league numbers blow his away.”

Jeremy Giambi hit .372 with 21 homers at Triple-A Omaha two seasons ago, while his big brother’s best minor-league numbers were .342 and 12, respectively. There’s no sibling rivalry here, however. Jason Giambi, one of the team’s leaders and its most colorful character, is thrilled with the deal.

“It’s a dream come true; he and I are best friends,” said Jason Giambi, 29. “I didn’t pull any strings or anything, but I am pumped about it. Like Billy said, we end up with a great hitter.”

Jeremy Giambi, who can play in the outfield, at first base and DH, is expected to play a utility role for the team. He played some center field at the Double-A level, but Beane downplayed the possibility of Giambi spending time there — though he said that Giambi does have the goods to bat leadoff, the team’s biggest question mark heading into the spring … READ MORE. 

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