NY Sports Dog: Mark "the Bird" Fidrych Killed

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mark "the Bird" Fidrych Killed

Breaking News...killed while working under his car.

Mark Fidrych, whose aw-shucks charm and on-the-mound antics helped make him a national phenomenon as a Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher in 1976, was killed in an accident in his hometown this afternoon while working on his pickup truck. He was 54.

Fidrych, who won 19 games as a rookie before injuries derailed his career, was found dead on his 107-acre farm this afternoon, according to the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Fidrych was found by a family friend underneath his truck at about 2:30 p.m.

I will update as more of the story becomes available.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

RIP to a wonderful character.

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