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“Rest in Peace” – Baseball World Unites in Mourning the Devastating Death of Esteemed ESPN Personality

Published 06/12/2023, 9:43 AM EDT

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Time and tide wait for none. It’s distressing to see the loss of life, especially when it happens at a young age. In today’s world, the average human lifespan varies from 70 to 80 years. However, despite the state of medicine being what it is today, sometimes one’s time is up and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it. The MLB world is facing another such upsetting piece of news today.

The baseball world always respects those who have a passion for the game. Furthermore, talent and skills are secondary, a love for the game comes first. That is exactly who Kyle Brown was, a lover of baseball. Having played college ball, Brown dedicated almost two decades of his life to ESPN. Not only that, but he also received awards for it. Unfortunately, ESPN announced recently that Brown passed away. He was 42.

ESPN’s beloved Kyle Brown passes away

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ESPN’s PR page announced the news on Twitter recently. Kyle Brown worked as a director at the network and was a popular figure among his coworkers. A two-time Sports Emmy Award winner, he played at Ohio State as a pitcher and had quite a career in sports. Additionally, Brown also covered various other sports on the network. They included baseball, basketball, and football – both college and “Monday Night Football.”

According to Deadline, the medical emergency took place at an NCAA baseball game between Alabama and Wake Forest, which was delayed for two hours. ESPN paid tribute to him prior to covering Sunday’s super regional game. Anchor Kris Budden announced the heartbreaking news, “Kyle cherished the opportunities to have a career in sports. His ESPN family wishes to extend our deepest condolences and full support to Kyle’s loved ones… Kyle will be greatly missed.”

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The network also released a statement, “A 16-year ESPN employee, Kyle was a deeply admired member of our production team — and highly accomplished, having captured two Sports Emmy Awards while working a multitude of sports from baseball and basketball to Monday Night Football and college football.

The death of Kyle Brown leaves MLB fans crushed

The loss of life is immeasurable. Brown is survived by his wife Megan and their four children. Needless to say, fans sent their condolences to the grieving family.

Truly an unimaginable loss for the ESPN community.

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Rest in peace, Kyle Brown.

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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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