My life in Bay Ridge while my wife works in Manhattan
Monday, April 13, 2009
MARK FIDRYCH, DEAD
It was also a sad day in Major League Baseball. Detroit Tiger phenom, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, died today at the age of 54. Fidrych had one good year. That's it. But what a year. He was Rookie of the Year in 1976 and his record was 19-9. He was plain old fun to watch. He'd get down on his knees to fill in the hole on the mound. He'd pace around the mound talking to himself and the ball.