Who is Kimera Bartee? Wikipedia, Biography, Career, Teams, and Stats. Cause of Death revealed.
Kimera Anotchi Bartee was born on 21 July 1972, Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The 49-year-old is reported to have passed away on Monday.
Kimera was a former American professional baseball outfielder and coach.
Bartee was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the 1993 MLB Draft. They however traded him to the Minnesota Twins on September 19, 1995.
He went on to make his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on April 3, 1996. He also played his last game for the Tigers on August 3, 2001
In 2003 and 2004, He earned All-Star honors, and later in 2004, he earned an Atlantic League championship with the Long Island Ducks.
Kimera started coaching in 2017 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and also the Philadelphia Phillies. This was before rejoining the Tigers in 2021.
Kimera Bartee Obituary. Death, Cause of Death revealed. Tributes
Bartee died after collapsing while visiting his father in Omaha on 20th December 2021. He is survived by his father Jerry, his fiancé Terri and children Andrew, Amari, and Taeja.
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Tigers general manager Al Avila was first in line to send her condolences. Avila said, “All of us in the Tigers baseball family were shocked and saddened.”
“Throughout his time in our organization as both a player and a coach, Kimera was known as a kind soul but an intense competitor who did his best every day to elevate those around him to do great things.”
“While Tigers fans got used to seeing him in the first base coach’s box, Kimera’s impact on our ballclub went far deeper and will be sorely missed.”
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“The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the organization are with Kimera’s family and friends, and his memory and spirit will never be forgotten.”
In another statement released by the Pittsburgh Pirates through Twitter, they expressed Kimera as one who was loved by all.
It read, ” We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Pirates coach, Kimera. He was a great person with an infectious smile and energy.”
“He will truly be missed.”
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Pirates coach, Kimera Bartee. He was a great person with an infectious smile and energy.
He will truly be missed. pic.twitter.com/4VzTCebL6O
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) December 21, 2021
Dang man. RIP KB. A great father and coach. I was constantly jealous of the outfielders because they were always laughing and having the best time doing their position drill work with KB. Sorry I didn’t visit you on first base more brother.
— Jameson Taillon (@JTaillon50) December 21, 2021
The Hall of Fame remembers Tigers first base coach and former MLB outfielder Kimera Bartee, who passed away on Monday.
Our thoughts are with Bartee’s family and friends and the entire @tigers organization.
📷: Detroit Tigers pic.twitter.com/c0g9pI9LJY
— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) December 21, 2021