Brad Halsey dies in climbing accident

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Oakland Athletics pitcher Brad Halsey speaks during a news conference after he gave up the home run that gave San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds his 714th career home run, to tie Babe Ruth's record, in the second inning during their baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brad Halsey speaks during a news conference after he gave up the home run that gave San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds his 714th career home run to tie Babe Ruth's record in the second inning during their baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brad Halsey delivers a pitch in the first inning during against the San Francisco Giants in an inter-league baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, May 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds, center, hits his 714th career home run, a solo shot off Oakland Athletics pitcher Brad Halsey, left, during the second inning of their inter-league baseball game Saturday, May 20, 2006, in Oakland, Calif. Bonds is now tied with Babe Ruth for second place on the career home run list. Looking on are A's catcher Jason Kendall and home plate umpire Rick Reed. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Saddened to learn of the passing of Brad Halsey, who pitched for A’s in 2006. Our heart goes out to his loved ones http://t.co/TsQ6DScNtJ
Sad to hear passing of former Yankee P Brad Halsey, looked so young when he came up in 2004 Joe Torre joked he looked like his paper boy.
Huston Street says of Brad Halsey: "He was always cheerful, had a playful wit, and was deeply respected by his teammates." #Athletics
Brad Halsey was the Longhorns number one starter on their 2002 national championship team. Dead at 33. RIP.
Brad Halsey passed away at 33. Started for the Yankees on July 1st, 2004. The game Derek Jeter dove into the stands. http://t.co/odDafVr3ZB
TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 5: Brad Halsey #51 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Tempe Diablo Stadium on March 5, 2007 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
TEMPE, AZ - MARCH 05: Brad Halsey #51 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on March 5, 2007 at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 30: Brad Halsey of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California on July 30, 2006. The Athletics defeated the Blue Jays 6-5. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 30: Brad Halsey of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California on July 30, 2006. The Athletics defeated the Blue Jays 6-5. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Arizona Diamondbacks starter Brad Halsey pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
UNITED STATES - JULY 07: New York Yankees' starter Brad Halsey faces the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Detroit pounded rookie Halsey for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings and went on to win, 10-8. (Photo by Linda Cataffo/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 7: Pitcher Brad Halsey #57 of the New York Yankees delivers against the Detroit Tigers during the game at Yankee Stadium on July 7, 2004 in the Bronx, New York. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 10-8. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.

Police in Comal County said an investigation was still ongoing into Friday's accident in the Texas Hill Country area. The Lux Funeral Home said services were pending.

Halsey went 14-19 in 88 games with the New York Yankees, Arizona and Oakland from 2004-06. The left-hander most recently pitched in the minors for the Yankees in 2011.

In 2004, Halsey dueled Boston ace Pedro Martinez into the middle innings in a game highlighted by Derek Jeter's diving catch into the stands at Yankee Stadium.

In 2006, Halsey gave up Barry Bonds' 714th home run, tying Babe Ruth for second place on the career list. Halsey later joked about the specially marked balls for Bonds' at-bats.

"They just have a B and a number on them, and a picture of Barry, too. If you look into his eye, he winks at you," Halsey said.
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