George Mason University Pitcher Sang Ho Baek Dies at 20 After Complications from Tommy John Surgery

Sang Ho Baek

A college baseball pitcher has died following complications from Tommy John surgery, according to a GoFundMe page organized by one of his teammates. Sang Ho Baek was 20 years old.

Baek, who had recently completed his freshman season at George Mason University, died on June 12, the university’s athletics department said.

“We are devastated by the passing of Sang,” George Mason baseball head coach Bill Brown said. “Sang was an incredible teammate who was loved by everyone associated with Mason baseball. He will be missed and forever cherished in our hearts. Right now, our thoughts are with Sang’s family at this unbearably difficult time.”

During his freshman season with George Mason, Baek appeared in seven games, with his collegiate debut coming on March 12. He planned to major in biology, according to his player bio.

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SOURCE: CBS News, Stephen Smith