Pedro Gomez Biography – Pedro Gomez Wiki
Pedro Gomez was an American sports journalist and reporter. He was a reporter for ESPN from 2003 to 2021. He joined ESPN in April 2003 as a reporter based in Phoenix, serving as a correspondent on SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and additional studio shows. For much of 2005 and 2006, Gomez followed Barry Bonds’ quest for Major League Baseball’s home run record amid the swirling steroid controversy. Gomez also covered Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series when Cubs fan Steve Bartman attempted to catch a foul ball over Chicago leftfielder Moises Alou. The son of Cuban refugees, Gomez also reported for ESPN from MLB’s historic return to Cuba in 2016, which was a very personal journey as he took his father’s and brother’s ashes to be left behind in the family’s homeland.
Gomez was best known for his coverage of Major League Baseball. Throughout his career, Gomez covered more than 25 World Series and 22 All-Star Games. He was also a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America and was a voting member for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Gomez joined ESPN from the Arizona Republic where he had served as a sports columnist and national baseball writer since 1997. In 1999 he won first place, sports enterprise, for “Discovering the Home I Never Knew” from the Arizona Associated Press Managing Editors Association. He also won the Silver Ingot Award – the Arizona Republic’s award for an outstanding series or body of work.
Prior to working for the Arizona Republic, Gomez wrote for several newspapers. He was the Oakland Athletics beat writer for the Sacramento Bee from 1995-97 and at the San Jose Mercury News from 1990-1994. In between covering the A’s, Gomez served as a national baseball writer for the Miami Herald from 1994-95. Prior to that, he wrote for the San Diego Union, and the Miami News from 1988-90 and 1985-88, respectively. Gomez attended the University of Miami, majoring in journalism.
Pedro Gomez Age
He was born on August 20, 1962, in Miami, Florida. He died on February 7, 2021, in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 58 years old.
Pedro Gomez Wife
Pedro Gomez was married to his wife, Sandra Gomez.
Pedro Gomez Children
Pedro Gomez had three children, sons Rio Gomez and Dante Gomez, and daughter Sierra Gomez. Pedro Gomez’s son Rio Gomez played college baseball as a left-handed pitcher for the Arizona Wildcats baseball team, before starting a professional baseball career within the Boston Red Sox organization.
Pedro Gomez Family
Gomez was the son of Cuban refugees. He was born just 20 days after his parents arrived in the United States in August 1962. Gomez is survived by his wife, Sandra, sons Rio and Dante, and daughter Sierra.
Pedro Gomez Death
ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez passed away at his home in Phoenix on February 7, 2021, at age 58, his family said in a statement. A cause of death was not given. The Gomez family said, “Pedro was far more than a media personality. He was a Dad, loving husband, loyal friend, coach, and mentor. He was our everything and his kids’ biggest believer.”
Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN and Sports Content, said in a statement: “We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away. Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized. More importantly, Pedro was a kind, dear friend to us all. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who love him at this extraordinarily difficult time.”
Pedro Gomez Cause of Death
Pedro Gomez’s cause of death was not revealed.
Pedro Gomez Suicide
Did Pedro Gomez commit suicide? Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman of ESPN and Sports Content, said Gomez died “unexpectedly.” ESPN did not reveal more details surrounding his death.
Pedro Gomez Net Worth
Pedro Gomez’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.