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    MLB: Fidrych dead

    Former All-Star pitcher Mark "the Bird" Fidrych was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his farm. He was 54.

    Former Detroit Tigers All-Star pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych dead at 54 - ESPN



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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    Pat and Ron were discussing this during the Cubs broadcast. Apparently this guy was pretty ecentric.
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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Pat and Ron were discussing this during the Cubs broadcast. Apparently this guy was pretty ecentric.
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    He was an absolute phenom back in 76. He used to talk to the ball and crawl around the mound shaping the dirt to just the way he wanted it. Add that to the fact that he was one heck of a pitcher and he was the stuff that legends were made of.



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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    This must be one of those "things happen in threes" deals... Adenhart, Kalas, Fidrych...



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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    I knew Mark. ...watched him get tossed between games at Sec Taylor 1981. ...played catch with him before games when Evensville came to town. and other fond memories back in the day. I'm going to miss him.



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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    He was an absolute phenom back in 76. He used to talk to the ball and crawl around the mound shaping the dirt to just the way he wanted it. Add that to the fact that he was one heck of a pitcher and he was the stuff that legends were made of.
    All the tape I seen of him makes him a guy I wish I could've seen, but I was 4 at the time.

    One of the real characters that baseball's had out there. You didn't mention his really eccentric delivery. Didn't his eyes almost go straight up towards the sky when he pitched?


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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    His record shows how pitching workloads have changed. As a 21 year old rookie he pitched 250 innings with 24 complete games. Guts like him would pitch around 180-190 innings now.



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    Re: MLB: Fidrych dead

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    All the tape I seen of him makes him a guy I wish I could've seen, but I was 4 at the time.

    One of the real characters that baseball's had out there. You didn't mention his really eccentric delivery. Didn't his eyes almost go straight up towards the sky when he pitched?
    Now that you mention it, I think he did have a very odd deliverly. It's been so long since I have seen tape of him pitching. I'm sure they'll have plenty on Sports Center tonight.



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