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TDmvp
04-13-2009, 03:21 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4065778

BOSTON -- Former All-Star pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych has been found dead in an apparent accident at his farm in Northborough, Massachusetts. He was 54.

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

The colorful right-hander was the American League rookie of the year in 1976 when he went 19-9 with a 2.34 earned run average. He spent all five of his major league seasons with the Detroit Tigers, compiling a 29-19 record and a 3.10 ERA.

His career was cut short by injuries.

footstepsfrom#27
04-13-2009, 03:23 PM
I thought he was already dead.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
04-13-2009, 03:24 PM
**** man... rough bunch of days for former pro athletes.

SouthStndJunkie
04-13-2009, 04:37 PM
RIP Bird....a unique, eccentric, and cool guy from all accounts.

OBF1
04-13-2009, 06:25 PM
The guy was fun to watch. RIP Mark

Broncojef
04-13-2009, 06:57 PM
The guy pumped gas at a station near where I grew up a couple years after having that All-Star year. He'd pump gas and sign autographs for all us kids..really nice guy.

broncosteven
04-13-2009, 07:02 PM
The guy was fun to watch. RIP Mark

He was the 1st pitcher I actually remembered watching. I didn't get into Baseball until I was in my teens.

He had one great year and was fun to watch.

Pony Boy
04-13-2009, 08:36 PM
Marilyn Chambers was found dead in her apartment today too! You young guys wouldn't know who she was.

bronco610
04-14-2009, 04:12 AM
Marilyn Chambers was found dead in her apartment today too! You young guys wouldn't know who she was.

Man, I had to google it. She really died. Dang. Suddenly I am feeling very old.

nooner
04-14-2009, 04:41 AM
I grew up just outside of Detroit and remember Mark Fidrych well. Thanks for the great memories and RIP

SouthStndJunkie
04-14-2009, 08:54 AM
Marilyn Chambers was found dead in her apartment today too! You young guys wouldn't know who she was.

I actually went home last night, got on the Internet, and found a scene from 'Behind the Green Door' and spanked off to it as a tribute to Marilyn Chambers.

A one gun salute of sorts.

bronco militia
04-14-2009, 08:58 AM
I actually went home last night, got on the Internet, and found a scene from 'Behind the Green Door' and spanked off to it as a tribute to Marilyn Chambers.

A one gun salute of sorts.

bwahaha

SouthStndJunkie
04-14-2009, 09:01 AM
bwahaha

Was it wrong to do that?

bronco militia
04-14-2009, 09:18 AM
Was it wrong to do that?


hell no.....I just figured you wouldn't post that here

SouthStndJunkie
04-14-2009, 09:23 AM
hell no.....I just figured you wouldn't post that here

That is usually South Stands material....of course I shared my experience over there as well.