Ex Phillies Pitcher Tyson Brummett Dead at 35 – inside His Tragic Death
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett died at the age of 35 after a fatal plane crash on Friday morning.
According to reports by Utah County Sheriff, Tyson Brummett was among the four people who were killed in a plane crash on Friday morning in American Fork Canyon, near Box Elder Peak.
The crash, which happened shortly at 8 am, was noticed by a man who was hiking with his two sons, and it was disclosed that all four passengers died on impact.
[Tyson Brummett] partnered with pilot Nick Henderson-Williams to work with a non-profit set up to cater to health workers with a lack of eye protection.
DETAILS OF THE CRASH
Per USA Today, Brummett was with his friend Alex Ruegner and Alex's uncle and aunt, Douglas and Elaine Blackhurst when the tragic event happened.
Former professional baseball player Tyson Brummett among 4 killed in Utah County plane crash https://t.co/7Yj5ZBHuL3— FOX 13 News Utah (@fox13) July 3, 2020
The plane which took off from South Valley Regional Airport reportedly crashed in the Wasatch Mountains south of Salt Lake City at an elevation of 8,500 feet.
THE TRIBUTES POUR IN
The official Twitter page of the Phillies shared the devastating news with a statement that read:
"The Phillies organization sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former pitcher Tyson Brummett, along with the three members of the Ruegner and Blackhurst family."
As noted by People Magazine, Tyson, who was the pilot of the plane, was 35 at the time of his demise.
His colleague, Cody Decker, who played alongside him in college, described the deceased as "an incredible baseball player, an unbelievable teammate, and an even better person."
I just want you guys to know. Tyson was an incredible baseball player. An unbelievable teammate. And an even better person. I am proud to have even known him, let alone call him a friend. He was special.@UCLABaseball @bdeano4 #BruinFamily https://t.co/imo6RdR46w— Cody Decker (@Decker6) July 4, 2020
Also, Michelle Money, from "Bachelor in Paradise," explained that Tyson's demise saddened her because of her relationship with his widow.
HIS BASEBALL CAREER
It will be recalled that Brummett was drafted for the Phillies in 2007 during the seventh round after an exemplary baseball record in college.
In his five years with the team, NBC Sports notes that Tyson appeared once in Game 162 and pitched a total of 110 ten innings.
Former MLB Pitcher Tyson Brummett Dead at 35 After Plane Crash https://t.co/HI21zsmX5V— E! News (@enews) July 4, 2020
After his time in the Phillies, Tyson was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays and played in their minor league for a year. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Class AA club in 2014 before his eventual release in August of that year.
HIS CHARITY WORK
Away from the world of baseball, Tyson had a heart for helping people with eye problems. AOPA reports that the late pitcher partnered with pilot Nick Henderson-Williams to work with a non-profit set up to cater to health workers with a lack of eye protection.
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett and three others died when a plane he was flying crashed in rural Utah. https://t.co/lTAHmixh43— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) July 4, 2020
The duo volunteered to fly to deliver 270 pairs of ski or snowboard goggles donated to Santa Monical Municipal airport, California.
In an interview, he revealed that he chose to partner with the non-profit because of his sister, who is a nurse, lacked access to personal protective gear. Our hearts go out to Tyson's widow and his loved ones.