Card: 2002 Fleer Box Score #32
Born in San Jose, CA, Jeremy Dean Giambi was an outfielder and first baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox from 1998 through 2003. Giambi also played in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox organizations. He is the younger brother of former MLB player Jason Giambi.
Jeremy's best year was 2002, split between two teams - the Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies - when he had an on-base percentage of .414 and a slugging percentage of .505. Jeremy played nine years in the minors, posting a line of .321/.435/.539. He had two game-winning, extra-inning hits with Oakland in 2000.
Jeremy was a solid player, and he hit 20 hrs. in 2002. Unfortunately, he was overshadowed by his older brother who was an elite, best of breed hitter and also played for the Athletics for a time. Also, he is likely remembered by many as being on the wrong side of the famous Derek Jeter "Flip" play in the 2001 ALDS.
He was found dead in his parents' home in Claremont, CA on the morning of February 9, 2022, at age 47, as per the police, via suicide by gunshot.
Jeremy is also part of the Athletics Player Tour – Go To the Next Stop
Jeremy is part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
Jeremy is also part of the Philadelphia Phillies Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop
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