Mike Sharperson knew the end of his Major League Baseball career was ending. He had no idea, however, his life was about to end. Sharperson, an eight-year veteran of Major League Baseball, primarily with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had just gotten the call back up to the big leagues in 1996. It would have been his ninth year in the majors. He was getting ready to join his new team, the San Diego Padres, in Montreal when he was tragically killed in a one-car accident. He was 34.