Fans are mourning the loss of the professional baseball player, expressing condolences and sending prayers for the well-being of Ryan Minor’s wife and kids after his passing.
During his time in the sports world, fans cherished the former baseball player as both a beloved player and coach.
Moreover, his wife, Allyson Minor, and their two children survive him after his passing.
Ryan Dale Minor was born on January 5, 1974, in the city of Canton, Ohio, United States.
At the University of Oklahoma, Minor showcased his talent as an All-American college basketball player. This led the Big Eight Conference in points per game twice during his time with the Sooners.
Later, Minor played basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Cavalry of the Continental Basketball Association.
In 1992, Minor earned a spot on the ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America Baseball Third Team. Additionally, he played baseball for his college.
After the Baltimore Orioles drafted him in the 1996 MLB, Minor played for the Rochester Red Wings, the Newark Bears, Atlantic City Surf, and the Lancaster Barnstormers.
However, after retiring as a player, Minor took on the role of baseball coach and manager for various teams for an extended period.
Who Are Ryan Minor Wife And Kids?
Minor’s dear wife, Allyson Minor, and their two little children, Regan Minor and Finley Minor, survive him.
Ryan closely tied his life to his family, and Allyson now plays a crucial role in handling things after his loss.
Furthermore, Allyson Minor and Ryan Minor shared 26 years together and celebrated 23 years of marriage.
Allyson and Ryan crossed paths when he commenced the following Minor League season with the Delmarva Shorebirds.
Her step-father, a big baseball fan, requested Ryan’s autograph for Allyson upon meeting him. This led to a conversation, and they soon began dating.
In addition, Allyson’s mother, who worked at the local radio station “Cat Country” WKTT-FM, used to enlist her help in promotions, dressing up in a cat costume.
Likewise, their elder daughter Reagan Minor was born in 2006 and is 17 years old as of 2023 and the younger Finley was born in 2014 and is 9 years old.
During an interview following his diagnosis, Ryan expressed fear for their daughters, who were just small children at the time.
He didn’t want them to be fatherless if anything were to happen.
What Had Happened To Ryan? How Did He Die?
In late October 2022, medical professionals diagnosed Ryan Minor with colon cancer.
Colon cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the cells lining the colon, which is a part of the large intestine.
Moreover, in November 2023, he entered hospice care and succumbed to the disease on December 22, 2023, at the age of 49.
His twin brother Damon Reed Minor, a former San Francisco Giants and Oklahoma baseball player, confirmed the news on Twitter/X.
He wrote ‘After a courageous and hard fought battle, I’m sad to say that Ryan lost his fight with cancer this afternoon. He truly was the best twin brother you can ask for. His family and I want to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this time. BOOMER SOONER.’
Likewise, many people and fans expressed their thoughts and prayers for Ryan’s wife, children, and brother.