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John Marzano Dead At 45

Former Phillies catcher and Comcast SportsNet personality John Marzano was found dead today. He reportedly fell down a flight of stairs in his South Philadelphia home. He was 45.

The catcher played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball, including one in the Phillies organization (he played for Scranton Wilkes-Barre in 1994). After retiring, he returned to his native Philadelphia, where he became a respected analyst for Comcast SportsNet, host for 610 WIP AM and Web sports analyst.

I’ll always connect myself to “Johnny Marz” because he was a graduate of Central High School, my alma mater. He was probably Central’s favorite baseball son. He then graduated from Temple University and has always showed his allegiance to Philadelphia. Sad day for the Phillies family and for all of sports in Philadelphia — Marzano will be sorely missed.

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