In a bit of sad news, Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash on Sunday while in the Dominican Republic. We are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Andy Marte and Yordano Ventura, players union executive Tony Clark said. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families, friends, teammates and fans throughout the United States and Latin America.

Ventura, a #13 FCIR, was only 25 years old. He was given the nickname Ace shortly after coming into the league with his 100 mph fastball “and an explosive attitude to match.”  He was “a fierce competitor who was always willing to challenge hitters inside, then deal with the ramifications when they decided to charge the mound.”

The #13 FCIRs continue to dominate the mound in professional baseball with their pliable, rubber-band arms, flexible motor-skills throughout their bodies, and highly strategic minds. Being fine-motor more than gross motor, they can nonetheless grip a baseball lightly like holding a baby bird, enabling them to have good velocity and significant movement. They are also the premier knuckleball pitchers!

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