Kansas City Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Killed in Crash

1/22/2017 8:57 AM PST

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0122-remembering-yordano-ventura-GETTY-01Kansas City Royals ace pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed Sunday in a car crash in his native country, the Dominican Republic. 

Ventura was known for his electric fastball, but also for his short temper. He was suspended for 9 games last season for throwing a ball at an Orioles 3rd basemen. 

His nickname was Ace Ventura, and he was on the team when the Royals won the World Series in 2015. Ventura finished 6th in the Rookie of the Year vote in 2014.

0122-yordano-ventura-jose-fernandez-tribute-GETTY-01At his last game, Ventura wore a hat honoring the late and fellow pitcher Jose Fernandez. The hat also paid tribute to the late St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who also…

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