Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, we hardly knew ye
Fidrych killed in accident - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
Having spent most of my summers as a kid up at my grandparents' place in Jackson, MI, I fondly recall watching the antics of The Bird when he came into the league. My condolences to his family and friends.
Mark Fidrych, a Northborough native whose aw-shucks charm and on-the-mound antics helped make him a national phenomenon as a Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher in 1976, was killed in an accident in his hometown this afternoon while working on his pickup truck. He was 54.