Thursday, August 25, 2011

R.I.P. Mike Flanagan 1951-2011

Orioles left handed pitcher Mike Flanagan was a crafty left-hander who went 167-143 with a 3.90 ERA in 18 seasons with Baltimore and Toronto.

He made the All-Star game in 1978, tossed a league-leading five shutouts and won the AL Cy Young Award in 1979, pitched on the O's World Series champion club in '83 and was part of a no-hitter in 1991.

Flanagan also worked as the team's pitching coach, as its vice president and, starting in 2010, as a TV broadcaster.

The Baltimore medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide.

Flanagan was the final Oriole to pitch at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore's home from 1954 to 1991.

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