Monday, April 13, 2009

He Was The Bird

Mark Fydrich was found dead today on his farm, according to this Yahoo article.

I regret to say I wasn't old enough to remember watching The Bird pitch, though as a Tiger fan, I knew of him and the legacy he made in his brief career.

He was 29-19 in 5 seasons in the major leagues, a career cut short by injury following a Rookie of the Year season that saw him go 19-9.

He will be missed.