Former Major League Baseball pitcher Anthony Varvaro, who retired in 2016 to work as a police officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has passed away.
He was murdered in an automobile accident on his way to work at the Sept. 11 memorial service in Manhattan, according to police officials and his former coworkers, on Sunday morning (Sept. 11), they said.
Six years made up Varvaro’s MLB career, and at the time of his passing, his estimated net worth was $3 million.
On October 31, 1984, in New York, New York, Anthony Varvaro was born. He was a former Major League Baseball pitcher and a member of Major League Baseball (MLB). In the 2005 MLB Draft, he was selected in the 12th round.
On September 24, 2010, he played his first MLB game for the Seattle Mariners. From 2011 through 2014, he later competed with the Atlanta Braves. On April 28, 2015, he made his final MLB appearance while playing for the Boston Red Sox 2015.
He ended his playing career in baseball in June 2016 and started working out with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. In December 2016, he was admitted as a police officer with the Port Authority.
He sadly passed away on September 11, 2022, at the age of 37. Anthony, according to SI Live, was driving to work at the World Trade Center Command in remembrance of September 11, 2001, when he was involved in a car accident.
On their official Twitter account, the Atlanta Braves, one of his former organizations, expressed their sorrow over his demise, writing: “We are very saddened by the passing of former Braves pitcher Anthony Varvaro, 37, who played parts of six seasons in the majors, including four with Atlanta.
In order to work as a police officer at the Port Authority, he voluntarily left MLB in 2016.
Anthony Varvaro’s Net Worth
The Sun reports that Anthony Varvaro has a net worth of $3 million.
Anthony earned money via sponsorships and brand endorsements in addition to his profession as a police officer and baseball pitcher, which accounts for the majority of his income.
Varvaro received a $600,000 one-year package when his contract, according to USA Today, concluded in 2015. He made $500,000 in 2014 and $600,000 in 2015.
In 2010 with the Mariners, Varvaro reached the major leagues, where he played for the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves from 2011 to 2015.
He valiantly returned to the field in 2016 after a protracted recuperation following his second Tommy John surgery in 2015.
After making 166 MLB appearances over the course of six seasons and receiving over $2 million in salary, Varvaro was prepared to don a different uniform.
Varvaro continued to be involved in the community as well, and in 2021 he was voted president of the Snug Harbor Little League. Since December 2016, Varvaro has worked for the Port Authority as a transit officer.
A Career in Baseball for Anthony Varvaro
Varvaro was chosen by the Seattle Mariners in the 12th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draught while playing baseball for Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York.
Varvaro appeared in five games for the Peoria Mariners during his rookie season as a professional in 2006, and in 30 games for the Class-A High Desert Mavericks in 2008, including 24 starts.
Varvaro spent the first half of the 2011 season with the Triple-A International League’s Gwinnett Braves before the Atlanta Braves claimed him off waivers on January 13, 2011. He was then promoted to the major leagues in July 2011.
The baseball player was traded on December 17, 2014, to the Boston Red Sox for minor leaguer Aaron Kurcz and made a couple of outings out of the bullpen before being returned to Gwinnett.
Varvaro, a 2019 inductee into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame, wed Kerry Thomson in 2011. The couple has four kids.
On September 11, 2022, Varvaro was on his way to serve at the World Trade Center Command in remembrance of the September 11 attacks when he was killed in a head-on collision with a wrong-way vehicle in Jersey City, New Jersey, not far from the Holland Tunnel.
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