Death of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych

August 14, 1954 - April 13, 2009
Northborough, Massachusetts | Age 54

Former All-Star pitcher dies at 54
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By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON -- Mark "the Bird" Fidrych, the fun-loving pitcher who baffled hitters for one All-Star season and entertained fans with his antics, was found dead Monday in an apparent accident at his farm. He was 54.

Worcester County district attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said a family friend found Fidrych about 2:30 p.m. Monday beneath a dump truck at his Northborough, Mass., farm about 35 miles west of Boston. He appeared to have been working on...

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