Baseball Player Benny Looper’s Cause of Death is Unknown
Unfortunately, the death of a great baseball player is announced. Benny Looper’s cause of death is not revealed; however, his friends confirmed Looper’s death news.
Benjamin Ray Looper, known as Benny Looper, was a longtime scout and MLB executive who became Phillies assistant GM under RAJr_20 in November 2008 in aftermatch of the Phillies World Series championship.
Ruben Amaro, Jr. revealed this heartbreaking news on Twitter and wrote: “I was just I formed that a very close friend, mentor, baseball lifer, and co-worker, Benny Looper, has passed away. Benny was one of my first hires as a GM, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made both personally and professionally. I am just crushed.”
US day News doesn’t confirm or refuse his death news, but we are waiting for more official information, so stay with us.
Great Baseball Player Benny Looper’s Cause of Death
No cause of death is revealed after the great baseball player Benny Looper died. Looper was born on Sep. 29, 1948, in Granite, Oklahoma. He was graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma University and received an MA in counseling from East Central Oklahoma University.
The Houston Astros picked up Looper in the 27th round of the 1966 amateur draft and played five seasons of minor league baseball. He was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1968 secondary draft.
Benny played for six different teams in his five years of baseball until 1972, including:
- GCL Cardinals,
- Lewiston Broncs,
- Modesto Reds,
- St. Petersburg Cardinals,
- Arkansas Travelers,
- Tulsa Oilers.
After a brief time scouting for the Toronto Blue Jays, Looper spent 22 years in the Seattle Mariners organization. Benny joined the Mariners in March 1987 and worked as a scout until 1991. He advanced to national supervisor and cross checker in 1992 and served as national supervisor & special assignment scout from 1993-1997, before being promoted to director of player development.
With the Mariners, Benny served as vice president of player personnel from 2007-2008, VP of player development & scouting from 2004-2006, and VP of player development from 2002-2003. His main role involved reviewing players throughout Seattle’s minor league system and projecting their place on the big league club.
Looper joined the Phillies on Nov. 7, 2008, as assistant GM of player personnel. According to the Phillies Media Guide, he oversees the scouting and player development areas, including minor league staff hirings and both professional and amateur scouting assignments.
Benny was living in Oklahoma with his wife, Sandra. He leaves behind his two children, Staci and Aaron, who the Mariners selected in the 1997 June draft, made his Major League debut in July 2003, and is now a full-time scout with the St. Louis Cardinals and four grandchildren. The Mariners selected his son Aaronajor league pitcher Braden Looper, who pitched for the Mets, Marlins, Cardinals, and Brewers, and is currently listed as a free agent.
Reactions to Benny Looper’s Death
Although Benny Looper’s cause of death is not revealed yet, following this tragic news, several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites.
Jim Salisbury tweeted: “BennyLooper was first-class all the way. Straight shooter. Great baseball man and gentleman. An honor to know him. RIP, good man.”
Scott Lauber also wrote on Twitter: “Spoke with Benny Looper in January for the first time in many years and was reminded of his kindness, warmth, and class, to say nothing of his voluminous baseball knowledge. Condolences to his family and friends.”
One of his friends also wrote: “It’s a sad day. The world lost a special man today. Benny Looper was a great man. Honest, caring, and he loved the game of baseball and everyone involved in it. He taught us all a lot about life and the game. He will be missed but not forgotten. RIP Benny.”
Another tweeted: “Have known a lot of quality men throughout my life but can’t say they come any better or more gracious or caring than Benny Looper. A strong Christian man that lived and planned for his eternal future. RIP Benny. We lost a good one. Prayers to his family.”
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