We are saddened to learn of the sudden death of Detroit Tigers first base coach Kimera Bartee, who passed away Monday at the age of 49. The cause is unknown, but the baseball world remembered Bartee on Tuesday following this tragic news:


Check out some career highlights for Bartee, the player and coach:


  • Appeared in 1991 College World Series With Creighton

  • Played Four Seasons With The Tigers From 1996-1999

  • 243 Career Major League Games

  • 36 Career Stolen Bases, including 20 in his 1996 Rookie Season

  • August 24th 1996: First Career Home Run in Kansas City

  • Pirates First Base Coach and Outfield Instructor (2017-2019), Phillies Roving Baserunning and Bunting Coordinator (2020)

  • Tigers Interim First Base Coach (2021)-Promoted to Permanent Position After Season