World Series players grieve Taveras tragedy

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KANSAS CITY: Oscar Taveras was nearly playing in this week’s World Series. Instead, the 22-year-old St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic. As players for the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants prepared on Monday for Tuesday’s sixth game of the best-of-seven Major League Baseball final, they pondered the tragedy that befell a young star who felt like one of their own. Royals manager Ned Yost said that any lessons about enjoying every minute of life to be learned from Taveras’ untimely passing are secondary to the sadness being felt by those in the baseball community.

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