Columbus Clippers remembering well loved home clubhouse manager, after sudden death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
The Columbus Clippers is mourning the sudden death of home clubhouse manager, Matt Pruzinsky.
The 32-year-old was expecting twin boys with his wife this coming spring and just got married last year.
Pruzinsky had a heart attack during the Browns game in Cleveland, over the weekend.
Friends said there were no indicators leading up to it and said Pruzinsky was a healthy guy.
Pruzinsky's friend said he and several fans did everything to help Pruzinsky when he collapsed.
The Columbus Clippers said Pruzinsky was so vital to them, they called him the 26th man, acknowledging him as a team member.
"In my 10 years of knowing Matt, I never saw him without a smile on his face, he absolutely loved his job. He had to do 30 loads of laundry a day, he had to make meals for 30 men a day, two meals a day, he must do the shopping, he has to do the preparations, then afterwards he's gotta clean the club house. He worked in the Cleveland's organization but when they built Huntington Park and we became the triple AAA affiliate with the Indians, Matt came along and we were so lucky to have him, " said Joe Santry who is the Historian for the Columbus Clippers.
Players setup a GoFundMe page for Pruzinsky's wife and twin boys, more than $60, 000 was raised in one day.
Pruzinsky's friend said he and the family are extremely thankful for so many people are supporting them, even strangers.
Funeral arrangements are being for Pruzinsky.