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Mil never reached the Major Leagues, but did play 10 minor league seasons for affiliates of the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds

Loek van Mil, who is the tallest professional baseball player ever at 7-foot-1, dies at the age of 34 – eight months after hitting his head on the rocks while walking

  • Dutch pitcher Loek van Mil, who is believed to be the tallest baseball player ever at 7foot1, died of injuries sustained while walking in Australia in December
  • A spokesperson for the Dutch baseball federation told the media that there will be no further explanation of the cause of death & # 39; at the request of the family & # 39;
  • Van Mil was walking alone when he fell on some rocks and broke his skull
  • He was left unconscious for 24 hours before being discovered by another walker
  • Mark Ready, director of Brisbane Bandits, told reporters after the accident that Mil & # 39; was talking and managed to make a smile and a joke & # 39;
  • Van Mil never reached the majors, but played 10 seasons in the minors
  • In addition to pitching for the Dutch in the World Baseball Classic, van Mil also played professionally in Japan and Australia
  • Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Ryan Doherty has also measured in at 7-foot-1
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Dutch pitcher Loek van Mil, who is believed to be the tallest baseball player ever at 7-foot-1, has died from injuries sustained while walking in Australia last December.

The Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association announced the news on Monday. Van Mil was 34.

& # 39; The KNBSB (Royal Dutch Baseball and Softball Association) is very grateful to Mil for what he did in his career for Dutch baseball and wishes the next of kin strength to cope with this big loss & # 39 ;, the association said in the statement.

Tjerk Smeets, director of the KNBSB association, told the Dutch media that there will be no further explanation of the cause of death & # 39; at the request of the family & # 39 ;.

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He never reached the Major Leagues, but played 10 minor league seasons for affiliates of the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.

Van Mil had only walked near Brisbane when he fell on some rocks and sustained a significant head injury last December, according to several reports. He was left unconscious for 24 hours before being discovered by another walker.

Mil never reached the Major Leagues, but did play 10 minor league seasons for affiliates of the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds

Mil never reached the Major Leagues, but did play 10 minor league seasons for affiliates of the Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds

Van Mil had a broken skull and was bleeding in his brain when he was taken to the hospital.

He made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017

He made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017

He made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017

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& # 39; He was unconscious in bushland for 24 hours until he was found by a walker & # 39 ;, said Brisbane Bandits band leader, Mark Ready, in December. & # 39; But he has gone from being seriously injured to being critical but stable. He talks and succeeded today with a smile and a joke. & # 39;

Since the accident, Van Mil consciously recovered and later officially withdrew from baseball.

Along with Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Ryan Doherty, van Mil is considered the tallest player in baseball history.

Van Mil pitched professionally in Japan before signing with Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League in 2016 and, in 2018, the Brisbane Bandits.

He made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017.

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The closer the Netherlands won a European title in 2016.

He withdrew with an impressive 3.12 earned rungemiddle about 516 1/3 innings pitched.

Van Mil (right) made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017. The poet helped the Dutch to win a European title in 2016. He stopped with an impressive 3.12 earned run-mean average threw over 516 1/3 innings

Van Mil (right) made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017. The poet helped the Dutch to win a European title in 2016. He stopped with an impressive 3.12 earned run-mean average threw over 516 1/3 innings

Van Mil (right) made 48 international appearances for the Netherlands and appeared in the Baseball World Cup 2007 and the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017. The poet helped the Dutch to win a European title in 2016. He stopped with an impressive 3.12 earned run-mean average threw over 516 1/3 innings

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