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 Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan

Birth
Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 24 Aug 2011 (aged 59)
Sparks, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 75442896 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. For eighteen seasons (1975 to 1992), he was a left-handed pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays. Born Michael Kendall Flanagan, he attended Manchester Memorial High School and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, before being selected by the Orioles during the 7th round of the 1973 Amateur Draft. He marked his Major League debut on September 19th, 1975 and secured a place within Baltimore's starting rotation two-years later. In his first full season as a starter (1977), he notched 15 wins and followed this with a 19-victory season in 1978, earning himself All-Star status. Flanagan was recipient of the Cy Young Award in 1979, with his league-leading 23 wins (which included 5 shutouts). Along with Jim Palmer, Scott McGregor and Steve Stone, Flanagan contributed to the Orioles run at the American League Pennant. He recorded a win during the 1979 ALCS and in the Fall Classic posted a 1 win 1 loss record with three appearances, while pitching in 15 innings, as the Orioles were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates in an exciting series that went to seven-games. In 1983 he experienced a world championship, as Baltimore defeated Philadelphia to capture the World Series title; he appeared in 1 game, with 4 innings pitched. His final postseason action was with the Blue Jays during the 1989 ALCS against the Oakland Athletics and he would return to Baltimore, where he concluded his playing career in 1992. In 526 regular season games, he compiled a 167 win 143 loss record with a 3.90 lifetime ERA in 2,770 innings pitched. He served two stints as a coach with Baltimore (1995, 1998) and was later Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations. In addition, he was a color analyst for Orioles telecasts. Flanagan was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1994. He died at 59 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 24 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75442896
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mike Flanagan (16 Dec 1951–24 Aug 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75442896, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.