Major League Baseball fans mourn former player who died in Mississippi interstate crash

Published 6:49 am Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Major League Baseball fans are mourning the victim of a Mississippi interstate crash that involved multiple cars and two 18-wheelers.

Mike Brumley, a former MLB player and coach, was killed in a weekend crash on Interstate 20 near Edwards. A former Seattle Mariners baseball player, Brumley was 61 years old.

The MLB baseball team confirmed his death in a statement on social media.

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“We are saddened by the passing of former Mariners player and coach Mike Brumley,” the tweet reads. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and loved ones. Mike’s impact on the field, in our organization, and across baseball was felt by generations of players.”

Brumley played for six teams from 1987 to 1995 and coached for two teams from 2010 to 2016. He played for the Mariners during the 1990 season and was the team’s third-base coach from 2010 to 2013.

Brumley was also a minor league hitting coordinator for the Atlanta Braves organization, where he coached current Atlanta Braves star third-baseman Austin Riley.

Fans and colleagues posted messages about Brumley on Twitter: