Chace Numata Biography – Chace Numata Wiki
Chace Numata full name Chace Kekoa Kenji Numata, was a minor-league catcher for the Detroit Tigers.
Numata was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 14th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Pearl City High School in Hawaii. He stayed in the Philadelphia pipeline through the 2017 season, reaching as high as Double-A Reading. He was a mid-season All-Star for Phillies affiliates in 2013 (Class A Lakewood) and 2016 (Class A Advanced Clearwater).
He signed a Minor League deal with the Yankees prior to the 2018 campaign and spent that season playing for four affiliates before signing as a free agent with the Tigers in November 2018.
He spent the bulk of the 2019 season with Double-A Erie, playing 71 games for the SeaWolves and hitting .239/.291/.354. He made his Triple-A debut with Toledo on April 28 and played six games with the Mud Hens this season.
Chace Numata Age
Chace Numata was born on August 14, 1992 in Pearl City, HI. He was 27 years old.
Chace Numata Death – Chace Numata Accident
Tigers Minor League catcher Chace Numata died on September 2, 2019 after being hospitalized with head injuries following a skateboarding accident early Friday morning in Erie, Pa.
Numata had been found by police officers at around 2:15 a.m. Friday morning bleeding from the head after suffering a skateboarding accident in downtown Erie. He was hospitalized at UPMC Hamot before dying three days later.
The Tigers on Monday announced his death in a statement: “The Detroit Tigers are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Chace Numata, who was a catcher for our Double-A affiliate in Erie. Though this was his first year with our organization, Chace was beloved by many from our Major League club through all levels of our player development system. He had an engaging personality that quickly established him as a leader on and off the field, and his presence will be forever remembered in our organization and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches.”
Detroit Tigers statement regarding the passing of Chace Numata: pic.twitter.com/H6TCAQO1S8
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 2, 2019
Chace Numata’s family said in a statement: “It is with deep sorrow that the Numata Ohana announces that Chace Kekoa Kenji Numata, our beloved son, brother and a friend to all, has passed away on Sept. 2, 2019. Chace was a 27-year-old, switch-hitting catcher from Pearl City, Hawaii, that was blessed with the opportunity to professionally play the sport he loved for the Phillies, Yankees and Tigers organizations for over 10 seasons. Everyone who was around Chace knew there was never a stranger in the room when he was there. It didn’t matter if you were a professional athlete or young child, he made sure to make everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. His smile was contagious, unrelenting and never-ending, while his personality could light up any environment he would be in.
“Our family would like to say ‘Mahalo nui loa’ [thank you very much] to everyone who prayed for, thought of and acknowledged Chace during this difficult time. We heard you, and we appreciate you all from the bottom of our hearts! #FORNUMI”
SeaWolves owner Fernando Aguirre said in a statement: “The Erie SeaWolves are heartbroken and deeply saddened by the passing of Chace Numata. Chace was a leader, an outstanding teammate, a friend to many, and his personality was positive and infectious. He made everyone he met feel welcome, and he had a very positive impact throughout the SeaWolves organization and the Erie community. We extend our sympathies to the Numata Ohana and have them in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Chace.”
The Yankees tweeted, “The Yankees are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former Yankee Chace Numata. Chace was beloved by his teammates and coaches throughout our system. We offer our condolences to the Numata family.”
The Yankees are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former Yankee Chace Numata. Chace was beloved by his teammates and coaches throughout our system. We offer our condolences to the Numata family. pic.twitter.com/2u5gipMqpN
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 2, 2019
Chace Numata Cause of Death
Chace Numata’s cause of death was injuries sustained from a skateboarding accident in downtown Erie.
Chace Numata Stats
Across parts of 10 minor-league seasons, Numata batted .251/.316/.336 with 511 games caught.
Chace Numata Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 0 inch.
Chace Numata Salary
Information about Chace Numata’s salary is being updated.