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Rheal Cormier
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Rheal Cormier, the Moncton, NB.Born left-handed, who spent 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, has died at the age of 53, Baseball Canada announced on Monday

We are devastated to learn that former international and Canadian Major Leaguer Rhéal Cormier has passed away. Our immediate thoughts are with Rhéal’s family and loved ones at this difficult time ❤️ BildTwittercom / i1c4nfgtCp

Former Phils helper Rheal Cormier died of cancer today at the age of 53
“Rheal was one of the liveliest people I’ve met. Our time together as teammates in Philadelphia was unforgettable. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten ”
– Jim Thome ImageTwittercom / IqkSp9bbJb

“Rheal was one of the liveliest people I’ve met,” said former teammate Jim Thome. “Our time together as teammates in Philadelphia was unforgettable. He is greatly missed but never forgotten”

Cormier appeared in 683 games and had a career record of 71-64 with the St Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos, Phillies and Cincinnati Reds 1991-2007 Cormier enjoyed his best season with the Phillies in 2003 when he went 8-0 with a 70 ERA, the second lowest among the auxiliaries and the sixth lowest under the Phillies auxiliaries since 1900

Cormier represented Canada several times internationally, including at the World Baseball Classic 2006 and two Olympic Games – 1988 in Seoul and 2008 in Beijing, where Cormier was the oldest player in the tournament at the age of 41. He also became a citizen of the United States in 2004 / p>

Rheal Cormier

World News – CA – Moncton, NB.-born left Rheal Cormier, veteran of 16 MLB seasons, dead at 53 – TSNca