World's Tallest Baseball Player Loek Van Mil Has Passed Away At 34 From An Undisclosed Incident
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.
Vale Loek Van Mil. The Brisbane Bandits are in mourning tonight after learning of the death of Bandits pitcher Loek Van Mil in a fatal accident in Europe in the last 24 hours. Our love & condolences go out to all members of his family, his friends & the baseball community pic.twitter.com/nLAlUPJxoX— Couran Cove Brisbane Bandits (@BrisbaneBandits) July 29, 2019
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.
Here at Adelaide we are heartbroken to hear Loek van Mil has passed away.— Adelaide Bite Baseball Club (@AdelaideBite) July 29, 2019
Loek spent three seasons in Adelaide and was a treasured part of our team. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and teammates.
Vale Loek van Mil: https://t.co/sfB3kNrJzl pic.twitter.com/6PCum7kvj5
People are devastated
Why are sports players dying so young?— roslyn pall (@pall_com) July 29, 2019
Rest In Peace Vale— Minnesotasportsfan9898 (@wovlestwinsviks) July 30, 2019
Many prayers to the family and to the Bandits organization— El Bori06🇵🇷👁 (@thekingdiaz24) July 29, 2019
So sad. Condolences— Brett Wood 💧🌾 (@brettmaverick63) July 29, 2019
Rest in peace, Loek Van Mil. He will certainly be missed by thousands of sportsmen and fans. Share this and pray for his soul.