World's Tallest Baseball Player Loek Van Mil Has Passed Away

World's Tallest Baseball Player Loek Van Mil Has Passed Away At 34 From An Undisclosed Incident

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July 30, 2019 15:04 By Fabiosa

Born as Ludovicus Jacobus Maria Van Mil on 15 September 1984, Loek was a professional Dutch pitcher. With the eye-watering height of 7’1 feet, he was considered the world's tallest baseball player. Now, we bid him farewell.

Loek Van Mil had gained contracts for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the NBP and for Curaçao Neptunus of the Honkbal Hoofdklasse. On the Netherlands national team, he played as the closer in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and the 2015 Premier 12 and was also featured in the 2007 World Cup.

Passing away at 34

The Netherland’s baseball and softball association has announced Loek's unfortunate demise. The youngster died on Sunday, July 28. On their website, a brief statement was released and his family was offered solace. It read:

[The KNBSB] wishes the surviving relatives strength to cope with this major loss.

The organization kept the rest of the details to itself. It was revealed in a blur that the cause of his demise was a "fatal incident". This news comes only a year after Loek's head injury from a hiking accident. It's not clear whether the two happenings could be related.

People are devastated

Rest in peace, Loek Van Mil. He will certainly be missed by thousands of sportsmen and fans. Share this and pray for his soul.