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Longtime baseball reporter Pedro Gomez has died at 58

ESPN Reporter Pedro Gomez passed away on February 7, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. Gomez was a reporter for ESPN for almost two decades and was hired by ESPN in 2003 as a reporter for SportsCenter. Before ESPN, Gomez was a sports journalist, since he first started writing for The Miami News in 1985. His death was shocking to the Sports community. ESPN released a statement about Gomez’s death. They released the statement through Twitter on their ESPN PR account.

Tweet from @ESPNPR

Pedro Gomez’s Accomplishments

Gomez is considered a pioneer for Latin Americans in sports reporting. He was one of the first Latino sports reporters for ESPN. His death left many Latin Americans baseball fans and journalists heart-broken because he was so influential for them. Jorge Sedano and Jessica Mendoza who are sports reporters and journalists for ESPN both paid their respects to Gomez on Twitter after hearing about his death.

 

Tweet from @Sedano

One of the biggest hearts I have ever known … took the time to KNOW people, not just talk to them. Sat down with my kids at breakfast, always asked about family, remembered what was important in life. Pedro … you will be so missed 🙏🏽♥️ https://t.co/4xYECuex4t

— Jessica Mendoza (@jessmendoza) February 8, 2021

Tweet from @jessmendoza

 

Pedro Gomez’s death is a tragedy because he was such an influential sports journalist and reporter. Gomez will be missed by everyone who loves sports and also be remembered for being a pioneer in his community.

 

  

 

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Inesh Chari
Living in Watchung, New Jersey and a senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in Communication Studies.

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