The San Francisco Giants have lost a member of the family today. Andres Torres, who won a World Series ring as the leadoff hitter for the 2010 Giants, lost his wife Soannie today to cancer.
Bengie Molina, a former teammate with the San Francisco Giants, and friend, shared the news on social media last night that Soannie was fighting a rare cancer and then posted this morning that she had passed.
The shocking news has ripped at the San Francisco Giants extended family, as former teammates, wives and fans have showed their love and support to Torres and his family.
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Torres won the Willie Mac Award as the most inspirational Giant in 2010 and his play and passion and love for the game was infectious. When the Giants traded Torres in 2011, Peter Hartlaub wrote that the Giants were losing the “nicest guy on the planet.” So many people who have shared memories of him as a Giant, speak to his heart and his genuine love for people.
To see a former Giant have to go through something like this reminds us all that the teams we support are more than just cheering their play on the field, but also supporting them during times like today.
Our thoughts are with Andres and his children today as so many share their stories of Torres and the mark he left on the Giants and the organization.
A GoFundMe page was started in September to help Soannie and the Torres family.