Mike Flanagan reportedly found dead at his home. (1 Viewer)

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One of the true heroes of my younger years, Mike Flanagan, has been found dead along a walking path at his home in Monkton MD. Rip and thanks for the memories.
 

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One of the true heroes of my younger years, Mike Flanagan, has been found dead along a walking path at his home in Monkton MD. Rip and thanks for the memories.


Mike has deep roots in New England, he grew up in New Hampshire and went to college at UMass.

Part of a great Orioles rotation along with Jim Palmer, Scotty McGregor, Steve Stone, etc., Flanagan was the 1979 AL Cy Young Award Winner.

RIP
 

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My ex-business partner used to own Barsies in Amherst and just before that, he owned Mike's Westview, so his customers included Rick Pitino, Mike Flanagan and Al Skinner. In high school, Flanagan hit a home run off my best friend that he says the second baseman should have caught and the right fielder should have caught and that then broke the top off the snow-fence. My friend is prone to exaggeration, but it was a low screamer.
 

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Tidbit: Mike Flanagan was chosen to throw the final pitch for the O's at Memorial Stad. That bit of symbolism speaks volumes for how beloved he was
 

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I hadn't heard any of that. Didn't watch much tv or have time to surf the net.
 

AntAltMike

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A guy wins a World Series, wins a Cy Young Award, makes umpteen million dollars playing baseball, then manages the front office of his team for half a dozen years and then, instead of sinking into obscurity, he continues to be a local celebrity as sportscaster, and so when he walks down streets where you and I would go unnoticed, one person after another lights up and says, "Mike Flanagan! I saw you pitch once!" and then every once in a while, some a$$hole says, "You suck!" and, if the speculation is accurate, he couldn't take that. Imagine what it would be like if a ground ball had rolled under his glove...
 

salsadancer7

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A guy wins a World Series, wins a Cy Young Award, makes umpteen million dollars playing baseball, then manages the front office of his team for half a dozen years and then, instead of sinking into obscurity, he continues to be a local celebrity as sportscaster, and so when he walks down streets where you and I would go unnoticed, one person after another lights up and says, "Mike Flanagan! I saw you pitch once!" and then every once in a while, some a$$hole says, "You suck!" and, if the speculation is accurate, he couldn't take that. Imagine what it would be like if a ground ball had rolled under his glove...

Harsh...but a different approach I guess.....
 

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A guy wins a World Series, wins a Cy Young Award, makes umpteen million dollars playing baseball, then manages the front office of his team for half a dozen years and then, instead of sinking into obscurity, he continues to be a local celebrity as sportscaster, and so when he walks down streets where you and I would go unnoticed, one person after another lights up and says, "Mike Flanagan! I saw you pitch once!" and then every once in a while, some a$$hole says, "You suck!" and, if the speculation is accurate, he couldn't take that. Imagine what it would be like if a ground ball had rolled under his glove...

Not harsh at all. That's real. If he did kill his self for that reason then shame on him. What about his family?
 

salsadancer7

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Not harsh at all. That's real. If he did kill his self for that reason then shame on him. What about his family?

But we may never know and speculating, to me, it's disrespectful to a person(and his family and his name) that was known to be a good person...not some scumbag out on the street.
 

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Suicide is a cowardly move. Period. Should it wipe out everything else he stood for? No, but it's just wrong. Was he thinking about what this would do to his family? Nope.
 

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