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Pitcher Turned Radio Show Host Dies at 55

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore died on Monday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident one month prior in Upland.

The 55-year-old hosted reportedly the most-listened to Christian talk-show in the country on KKLA-FM in Glendale.

Eerily enough, Pastore hinted at his own death during his final radio show:

“You guys know I ride a motorcycle, right? At any moment, especially with the idiot people who cross the diamond lane into my lane, without any blinkers – not that I’m angry about it – at any minute, I could be spread all over the 210. But that’s not me, that’s my body parts. And that key distinction undergirds the entire Judeo-Christian worldview.”

Pastore was struck by a 56-year-old Glendora woman on Nov. 19 and was thrown from his Honda Shadow motorcycle, suffering critical head injuries.

Following his baseball career, Pastore discovered religion and earned graduate degrees in theology and political science.

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