Former major-league shortstop Gus Polidor was shot and killed Friday when two men attempted to steal his car and take his 1-year-old son.
Polidor tried to make a comeback this year with the Montreal Expos as a replacement player, but he was dropped when the strike ended.
Polidor was leaving his home when two armed men approached his car, a police spokesman said.
Polidor, 34, agreed to hand over the car but resisted when the attackers tried to take his son.
Polidor was shot twice in the head. Polidor’s son Gustavo was uninjured and safe.
Polidor played with the California Angels (1985-88), Milwaukee Brewers (1989-90) and Florida Marlins (1993).
In seven years and 229 games in the major leagues Polidor batted .207 in 434 at-bats, with 15 doubles and two home runs.
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