WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) -The father of former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker was killed in a traffic accident Tuesday.
Jake Rocker, 63, of Macon was struck by a dump truck as he made a left turn, Warner Robins police Maj. John Wagner said.
The truck driver, Angelo Raffield Jr., was not hurt and no citations were issued, Wagner said.
John Rocker had 38 saves for Atlanta in 1999, but his career took a dive after slurs against New York City subway riders were published in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
He had 24 saves for Atlanta in 2000, but was traded to Cleveland during the 2001 season, when he had for 23 saves for the Braves and Indians. He spent 2002 with Texas and 2003 with Tampa Bay, totaling just one save.
He had a 9.15 ERA in 17 games for Double-A Orlando when the Devil Rays released him in June 2003.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Angels Win Total Prediction Can the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bounce back from a disappointing 2016 season this year? Here’s our breakdown of the win...
Thumbnail Houston Astros Win Total Prediction The Houston Astros flirted with a playoff appearance in 2016. Can they have a successful season in 2017?
Thumbnail Rockies Win Total Prediction Will the 2017 season be the one where the Colorado Rockies make a move to be a winning team?
Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Indians Win-Total Prediction After falling just shy of the World Series in 2016, can the Cleveland Indians follow it up with a better year...

MLB Team Pages