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Former Jay Mike Flanagan found dead -- suicide



Former Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jay pitcher Mike Flanagan's death was ruled a suicide.  Flanagan's body was found outside his home on Wednesday night.  He died from a "self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head".

Flanagan led the Orioles to a World Series victory back in
1983 , (having won a Cy Young Award with Baltimore in 1979). In 1987, Flanagan was traded to the Jays and helped them in a memorable pennant race that year.
He, later on in his career, returned to Baltimore, and retired an Oriole.

No cause was given for his suicide other than "financial issues".

Sad.  I remember Flanagan as a very well-liked Blue Jay.  Of course, in Flanagan's heart, in his own words, he would "always be an Oriole"


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