Brian Andrew DuBois, a well-known left-handed pitcher who played in the American Major League Baseball (MLB) for two seasons, died in Wilmington, Illinois.Brian passed away on February 12, 2023, at the age of 55, leaving his family and loved ones in shock and grief. Continue reading to learn more about Brian DuBois’ life, career, and the impact he left on friends and family.
Who was Brian DuBois? Learn more about him
Brian was born on April 18, 1967, in Joliet, Illinois, and attended Reed-Custer High School in Braidwood, Illinois, where he made a name for himself as a talented pitcher. In 1985, he set the record for the most strikeouts in a single season in the Illinois High School Association’s baseball history, with 226 strikeouts.
Brian’s professional baseball career saw him play for the Detroit Tigers for two seasons. He picked up a rare five-inning save during an 11-5 Tigers victory over the Royals in 1989. On July 28, 1989, he was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Tigers for Keith Moreland.
How did Brian DuBois die? What was his cause of death?
The cause of Brian’s sudden passing has been said to be cancer. Brian bravely fought the disease until his last breath, and tributes have been pouring in from friends and family, as well as fans and former teammates.
The family is receiving an outpouring of emotional support and prayers for the deceased’s soul to find peace. Details about Brian’s funeral and burial arrangements will be made public in due course by the family and loved ones about Brian’s funeral and burial arrangements will be made public in due course by the family and loved ones. Brian’s passing has left a void that will be felt by many, and his memory will endure forever in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.
Tributes pour in for Brian DuBois
Expressing grief over Brian’s death, the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and CFL players that passed away (a facebook group) shared a Facebook post. It wrote, “Brian Dubois, a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played for two seasons, passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 55 on February 13th.
This was announced by family on social media. He played for the Detroit Tigers for six games during the 1989 Detroit Tigers season and 12 games during the 1990 Detroit Tigers season.
He was traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Tigers for Keith Moreland on July 28, 1989. On September 6, 1989, Dubois picked up a rare 5-inning save.
Dubois pitched 5 shutout innings and picked up a save during a 11-5 Tigers victory over the Royals. It was his only save at the MLB level. During his short MLB career, he played in 18 games and sported a 3.82 ERA.
Condolences to his family and friends and may he Rest in Peace.
This article was sourced directly using Dubois’ Wikipedia and Baseball Reference pages.
Special thanks to CJ Gibson for the notification of this passing.”
Another person, Darin Hartman, wrote:-
“So I found out a good friend of mine that was pulled off a ventilator passed away today. I changed my profile picture to honor him. For those of you that knew Brian DuBois you have never known a bigger competitor!! He was the best high school pitcher I ever saw or played against! I had the honor of playing WITH him on my legion team for a short time before he left for the pros. That was much better than playing AGAINST him while I was at Herscher and he was at Reed Custer. He also had the best pick off move I’ve ever seen! Just a great guy that is gone way too soon. If you are interested I have posted some pictures of Brian and some of the Illinois records he is involved in. Also has his name on the National recordbooks as well. I will miss our chats about our baseball memories my friend!! RIP Brian!! Not goodbye, but see you later!!”
The passing of Brian DuBois has deeply impacted numerous individuals, and his absence will be acutely felt. Our condolences and support go out to his loved ones, associates, and the community during this challenging time.
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