Thousands Attend Taveras Funeral

thumb_2326d36e5fa501eThousands of people give their finals respects to former St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Oscar Taveras who died in a car crash on Sunday.

The funeral was held in the Dominican Republic and saw Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, infielder Matt Carpenter, and pitcher Carlos Martinez in attendance.

Taveras and his 18-year-old girlfriend were killed in a crash Sunday when he lost control of his car on a highway near Puerto Plata, according to authorities.

Taveras played for the double-A Springfield Cardinals in 2012 where he led the ball club to a Texas League Championship and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. He was 22-years-old.

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