Pronk, the slugging alter ego of Travis Hafner, dies

Pronk: March, 2001 – June 2008
Pronk, the devastating power hitter and grizzled alter-ego of Indians DH Travis Hafner, and the force behind some of baseball’s most prolific offense between 2004 to 2006, died over the weekend. He was seven years old. Pronk had been in declining health for some time, but those close to him – Hafner, the Indians, and everyone who bought a "Pronkville" T-shirt – retained hope he would pull through. However, in recent weeks, it became clear that this baseball-murdering presence would not survive until the All-Star break. ...
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