Jeremy Giambi, a former major league outfielder and first baseman, died at his parents’ home in Southern California back in February and we are now finding out the results of his autopsy.
A medical examiner’s report revealed that the 47-year-old was struck in the head by a baseball six months before his death.
TMZ Sports obtained to the report that stated witnesses saw the accident affected his behavior before he died by suicide. He had reportedly become “very emotional, very negative and would let the smallest things ruin his day.”
The report went on to say that the former MLB star suffered a fractured zygomatic bone that required surgery after getting hit by a ball as a pitching coach in August. Another witness claimed he was “depressed and paranoid” in the months following the procedure.
A coroner’s report ruled his death a suicide via a gunshot wound to the chest.
Giambi played six seasons in the majors, including with his older brother, five-time All-Star Jason Giambi, on the A’s in 2000 and 2001.
He was part of one of the most memorable moments in MLB history when he was tagged out at home on the back end of Derek Jeter’s famous “flip” toss during Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and A’s.
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