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    Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies at 54

    Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies at 54

    By HOWARD ULMAN 29 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) Mark Fidrych, an eccentric All-Star pitcher nicknamed "The Bird" whose career was shortened by injuries, was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his farm. He was 54.

    Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said a family friend found Fidrych about 2:30 p.m. Monday beneath a dump truck at his Northborough, Mass., farm. He appeared to be working on the truck, Early said.

    The curly-haired right-hander was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1976 when he went 19-9 with a 2.34 ERA and 24 complete games. He spent all five of his major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers, compiling a 29-19 record and a 3.10 ERA.
    The Associated Press: Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies at 54

    What is there to say?

    He was a one season phenom.

    He caught the attention of America.

    Now he's dead too soon.

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    Re: Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies at 54

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    The Associated Press: Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies at 54

    What is there to say?

    He was a one season phenom.

    He caught the attention of America.

    Now he's dead too soon.
    I remember him and his season. Very sad.
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    Re: Mark "the Bird" Fidrych dies at 54

    A side note. The Boston Globe story had a headline that said he '"entralled" fans' but now they have corrected it to read enthralled.



    Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych, MLB pitcher known for antics on mound; at 54 - The Boston Globe

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