Former Giants Shortstop Jose Uribe Dies


Friday, December 8th 2006, 11:07 am
By: News On 6


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) _ Former San Francisco Giants shortstop Jose Uribe was killed early Friday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic.

The Dominican National Police said the 47-year-old Uribe's sport utility vehicle crashed about 3 a.m. on a highway about 30 miles west of the capital, Santo Domingo. Police said the cause of the crash was under investigation.

Uribe's death was confirmed by Glovis Reyes, a longtime friend of the ballplayer and a former member of the Dominican Congress.

Uribe played 10 seasons in the major leagues from 1984 to 1983, mostly with the Giants. He began his career with one season in St. Louis and ended it with one in Houston. He had a career batting average of .241 and a fielding percentage of .969.