Former Phillies player Jeremy Giambi dies at 47

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Mr. Giambi had a six-year major-league career spanning 510 games, including 82 with the Philadelphia Phillies

 He is most known for being the younger brother of American League MVP Jason Giambi in 2000

The reason of death was unknown at the time. According to agent Joel Wolfe, Mr. Giambi died at his parents' house in Southern California.

Former Phillies pitcher Brett Myers tweeted Wednesday night, "RIP Jeremy Giambi!" "I'm saddened and horrified to learn about my old teammate's loss!

Mr. Giambi was a sixth-round draught selection of the Royals in 1996 as a five-sport athlete (baseball, basketball, football, golf, and bowling) from South Hills High School in West Covina, Calif.


Two years later, he made his major-league debut for Kansas City. He was traded to the A's before the 2000 season and spent two years with his brother, reaching the postseason both times.

On May 22, 2002, the Phillies acquired Mr. Giambi in exchange for outfielder John Mabry. In his Phillies debut, he smashed two home runs against Montreal Expos starter Carl Pavano in a 13-9 loss.

He hit a home run against Expos pitcher Javier Vázquez in his debut at-bat with the Phillies at Veterans Stadium six days later.

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