Baseball Community Sadden by Passing of Shannon Forde
Yesterday the baseball community lost one of the truly genuine and wonderful people. Shannon Forde, 44, a beloved member of the New York Mets media
relations department for over two decades, passed away after a long
battle with breast cancer.
Shannon, a graduate of St. John’s University, came to the
Mets in 1994 and rose to the ranks of Senior Director. She was a pioneer for
women in baseball’s public relations and was a professional that impacted everyone she met. Many took to social media hours after learning of her passing to share their thoughts about what Shannon meant to them. Take a look at the overwhelming reaction on social media.
Baseball Hall of Famer/Catcher for the New York Mets from 1998-2005
Field reporter, Major League Baseball on FOX
OF, New York Mets from 2003-2006
RHP, New York Mets from 2010-2015
Even other New York sports teams shared their condolences.
New York Jets
New York Rangers
Even our cross-town rival showed their support by holding a moment of silence for Shannon.