Former MLB pitcher, Heath HS graduate Daniel Webb dies in ATV accident

Annette Crawford
October 16, 2017

Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, has died in an ATV accident.

The 28-year-old Webb was recently married with a newborn child.

Humphreys County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Webb suffered head trauma as a result of an ATV accident. Three others people, including Webb's wife, were hospitalized with significant injuries.

Nashville media outlets reported Webb was killed when an ATV he was riding rolled over about 70 miles west of Nashville.

After being drafted in the 12th round of the MLB Draft out of high school in Kentucky, he chose to attend Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla., for a single season. Webb was released by the White Sox but he was apparently planning a comeback in 2018.

The athlete spent four seasons playing for the Sox organization and came out of the bullpen as a reliever in 94 games from 2013 to 2016. The White Sox released an official statement in regards to Webb's tragic passing on their Twitter account.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Webb family during this trying time. He was released by Chicago in November 2016 and had not since latched on with a new team.

"It lit a fire under me", he said.

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