Yordano Ventura’s final record was 38-31 with a 3.89 ERA and 470 strikeouts in 547 2/3 innings pitched.
Many Royals fans expected Ventura would add to those statistics over the next decade. Instead, Ventura died on Jan. 22, 2017 at the age of 25 after a car accident in the Dominican Republic.
Monday was the anniversary of that terrible day when Ventura died, and many Royals fans took to social media to grieve and share memories and photos of the man whose nickname was Ace.
The hashtag #Ace30 was widely used by Royals fans.
Here is what fans were saying: