The death of the popular merenguero has left an important mark within the king of sports in the Dominican Republic
“The Greater Horse”Has completed his last earthly career and with his death he has left a great wound within the Dominican people.
Johnny ventura, who at the age of 81 died on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 28, was a benchmark of the Dominican merengue in all its facets. It took him to foreign waters and is considered one of its greatest and best exponents, which can be deduced from the number of messages of condolences that some of the most important Latin artists of the last decades have expressed.
The Dominican merenguero was a cultural icon in every sense and extension of the word. His music, his contagious dances and that vitality that despite the years always accompanied him, was extremely contagious. That is why Fortune it transcended the borders of music and marked several generations of Dominicans.
However, another of the facets by which Johnny ventura was known was his love of baseball, which he lived with an enviable passion, especially when it came to his team in the Dominican winter ball, the Lions of the Chosen One. It was frequent to see the “Horse“In the stands of Quisqueya Juan Marichal Stadium with their scarlet team caps, supporting them or just “winding up”(Mocking) rival fans at matches.
Even the relationship of Fortune with baseball it was extended until Big leagues when one of his grandchildren signed for a $ 395,000 bond with Cleveland Indians.
The love of Fortune for baseball reached multiple players such as the former designated hitter of Boston Red Sox, David ortiz who shared an emotional message about the physical loss of the merenguero, whom he called “father, friend and counselor”.
In the same way they did, the member of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame, Vladimir Guerrero, Octavio Dotel, former interview of MLB, as well as Carlos Gomez, former gardener of Big leagues and of Aguilas Cibaeñas, next to Ronald Guzman, star of Giants of the Cibao and of Texas Rangers, They referred to the death of the merenguero, even sharing anecdotes about him.
Teams LIDOM They also extended their condolences with messages posted on their social networks, among which are the favorite set of Fortune, Selected, Tigres del Licey Y Aguilas Cibaeñas, which speaks of the reach that the Dominican had for the country’s baseball. In the same way, MLB Dominican shared a message remembering the merenguero.
The death of Johnny Ventura is very sad news for all Dominicans. Our condolences to his family and friends. You will always be in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/0E4uuens6N
– MLB Dominicana (@MLBDominicana) July 28, 2021
The legacy of “Major Horse”Will be remembered forever by the Dominicans, in all areas, especially in baseball.