Longtime ESPN SportsCenter reporter Pedro Gomez passed away suddenly on February 7. No further details were given on the cause of his death. He was 58 years old.
James Pitaro, president, ESPN and Sports Content confirmed his death in a declaration saying: “We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away.” He continued, “Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional achievements are universally recognized. Most importantly, Pedro was a good friend to all of us. Our hearts are with Pedro’s family and all who love him at this extremely difficult time.
“Pedro was more than a media personality. He was a father, a loving husband, a loyal friend, a coach and a mentor, ”the Gomez family said in a statement. “He was our everything and the greatest believer of his children. He passed away suddenly at home this afternoon.
Gomez started working as a reporter for ESPN in 2003. Based in Phoenix, he was a correspondent on SportsCenter, Baseball tonight as well as other studio exhibitions. In 2005 and 2006, Gomez gained notoriety for his reporting on San Francisco Giants player Barry Bonds and his quest to strike Babe Ruth’s home run record in the face of controversy over his alleged steroid use. .
Prior to ESPN, he worked as a sports columnist and national baseball writer for the Republic of Arizona. He also worked at San Jose Mercury News, reporting on the Oakland A’s, and also worked at Sacramento Bee. His reporting CV also included Miami Herald, San Diego Union and the Miami News. His son Rio is a pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization.
– ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) February 8, 2021