Tom Kelly Jr., son of Twins World Series manager, dies at 42

He was a member of the 2001 UST national championship team.
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Former University of St. Thomas baseball star Tom Kelly Jr. the son of former Minnesota Twins manager Tom Kelly, died Saturday at the age of 42. 

According to the Star Tribune, Kelly was found unresponsive in a hotel room Saturday. He was on a golf trip in Scottsdale, Arizona, the newspaper reports. 

Kelly was a pitcher on the 2001 NCAA National Championship team from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He is pictured third from left in the front row of the photo below. 

The 2001 UST National Championship team. Kelly is pictured third from left in the front row. 

The 2001 UST National Championship team. Kelly is pictured third from left in the front row. 

"The [University of St. Thomas baseball family] is shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of former Tommie Baseball player Tom Kelly Jr.," UST Baseball announced Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time." 

Kelly's father managed the Twins to the team's only World Series titles in 1987 and 1991. 

No further information has been provided. 

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