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Farewell to Fidrych: The Bird Flies Away

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

A person like Mark Fidrych was one in a million.

It isn't often you'd pay to see a baseball player based on his personality quirks.

Beyond his wackiness though Fidrych was a darn good pitcher, and for one season he was baseball's media darling destined to be one of the all-time greats of the game.

Unfortunately, the ride ended far too soon.

Fidrych was a throwback to a simpler time. A kid of modest means who played baseball because he loved it, and was awfully grateful for the opportunity he received.

It was his personality though that made him an icon. No one had ever seen a guy who looked like he belonged in a nut house before.

With his long, curly blond hair, that ...

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