Sat. Dec 10th, 2022

Pedro Gomez, the late ESPN baseball reporter whose award-winning profession spanned 35 years and included protection of greater than 25 World Sequence, was posthumously inducted into the Arizona Sports activities Corridor of Fame on Tuesday evening.

Previous to becoming a member of ESPN, Gomez, who was based mostly in Phoenix, was a columnist and nationwide baseball author on the Arizona Republic. At ESPN, he coated baseball for “SportsCenter,” “Baseball Tonight” and different studio reveals, stay occasions and radio.

Gomez died unexpectedly in February 2021 on the age of 58. His household, together with spouse Sandra, sons Rio and Dante, and daughter Sierra, attended the ceremony and accepted the consideration on his behalf.

“He was all the time simply so happy with us, all three of us, me, my brother, my sister. It could possibly be very easy for them to get caught up in his job and, you recognize, the approach to life that that brings and to solely be targeted on that,” Rio Gomez, a pitcher within the Boston Crimson Sox group, stated, in accordance with the Arizona Republic. “However he was all the time proper again with us and simply so extremely happy with us. And he was capable of, you recognize, keep current on the vital issues that mattered, which was his household.”

Additionally enshrined alongside Pedro Gomez have been former Arizona Cardinals star huge receiver Larry Fitzgerald; former Phoenix Mercury star Jennifer Gillom, who coaches basketball at Phoenix’s Xavier School Preparatory; former Northern Arizona basketball participant Peggy Kennedy; Karen Self, ladies’ basketball coach at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler, Arizona; and the late Arizona-based philanthropist Michael Kennedy.

A video tribute was performed for every inductee.

“He simply had this manner about him and was capable of simply make all people really feel like he was their finest good friend,” Rio Gomez stated whereas making an acceptance speech on his father’s behalf.

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