Julia StumbaughDecember 23, 2023
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Ryan Minor, a previous two-sport Oklahoma Sooners star who played 3 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles before ending up being a long time minor-league coach in Maryland, passed away Friday after a fight with cancer.
The news was shared on social networks by his twin sibling, Damon Minor.
Damon Minor @ReedMinor
After a brave and difficult combated fight I’m unfortunate to state that Ryan lost his battle with cancer this afternoon. He genuinely was the very best twin bro you can request. His household and I wish to thank everybody for the prayers and assistance throughout this time. BOOMER SOONER. << a href="https://t.co/MRqaHrhbSj">> pic.twitter.com/MRqaHrhbSj
As a member of the OU basketball group, Minor was called the Big Eight Conference Player of the Year in 1995. He balanced 16.5 points per video game through 4 seasons with the Sooners.
He likewise invested 3 seasons on the OU baseball group along with Damon. Signed up with the lineup late each spring after the conclusion of basketball season, Minor batted.266 with 11 crowning achievement, 15 doubles and 43 RBIs in 203 profession at-bats.
Small added to among the most dominant seasons in Oklahoma baseball history, when the group went 42-17 throughout the routine season before going unbeaten in the NCAA Tournament on their method to a College World Series title.
He was chosen in the 3rd round of the 1996 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Rather, Minor went to the MLB, where he went on to make history with the Baltimore Orioles. He was the gamer who changed Cal Ripken Jr. to end his successive video games played streak at 2,632 versus the New York Yankees on Sept. 20, 1998.
Baltimore Orioles @Orioles
We are deeply saddened by the death of previous 3rd baseman and long time minors supervisor Ryan Minor, who courageously combated cancer.<< br><> < br>> Our ideas and prayers are with Ryan’s friends and family at this time. << a href="https://t.co/7ajmZedNBK">> pic.twitter.com/7ajmZedNBK
After investing parts of 3 seasons with the Orioles and one with the Montreal Expos, Minor ended his MLB profession after 142 video games.
He went on to end up being a long time coach in the Orioles farm system. The Delmarva Shorebirds, the Single-A affiliate of the O’s, honored Minor as the very first Shorebirds jersey ever retired in an August event.
He is made it through by his better half, Allyson, and their children Regan and Finley.