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Ex-MLB Player Sean Burroughs Dies Suddenly At 43

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Sean Burroughs, a former MLB player who won back-to-back Little League World Series titles in the 1990s, died at age 43.

Burroughs collapsed in a parking lot after dropping his son off for a little league game and was found unconscious near his car, later passing away despite resuscitation attempts.

“Sean was a legend in LBLL and the baseball community for winning back-to-back Little League World Series championships for LBLL in 1992 and 1993,” California’s Long Beach Little League stated online.

“We will have his family in our thoughts and prayers at this time and try to end the season playing the kind of baseball Coach Sean would be proud of,” the statement added.

He had a storied amateur career before being drafted in 1998 by the Padres, going on to play parts of eight MLB seasons.

Burroughs’ death was mourned by his former teams, including the Padres and USA Baseball, for whom he won an Olympic gold medal.

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

“We at USA Baseball are heartbroken to hear of the tragic passing of Sean,” USA Baseball CEO Paul Seiler said. “Sean was a part of one of our most beloved teams, and he represented our country on and off the field in a first-class manner. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burroughs family during this time.”

Long Beach Little League, where he was a legend, announced a candlelight vigil in his honor.

The cause of death was reported as cardiac arrest by his mother.

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