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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Remembering Mark Fidrych

On this day in 2006 Mark Fidrych passed away at the age of 54.  Other than remembering the World Series and All-Star games, Fidrych was the biggest news in baseball in the late 1970s.

He had 24 complete games in 29 starts as a rookie.  Some of those games went as many as 11 innings.  He was Rookie of the Year, Cy Young runner-up and he finished 11th in the MVP voting.  He led the league in ERA with his 2.34.

We heard all about him even in the days before cable television.  He talked to the baseball before throwing it.  Getting his cards was certainly exciting during his short career.

He was a big draw on the road and I never got to a game where he pitched.  Watch some highlights on YouTube to see how good and entertaining he was on the mound.

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