Thursday, August 25, 2011

Former Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan found dead--Updated

MIke Flanagan
((ht: baltimore sun))

One of Baltimore's baseball legends was found dead on a trail near his home Wednesday afternoon. Mike Flanagan was a Cy Young winner, a TV Analyst, Orioles team executive and one of the teams most popular former players.

According to reports, the 59-year-old Flanagan was found dead on his property and Police are investigating the potential cause of death.

Interestingly, Police will not confirm it's Flanagan, though it is and has widely been reported at this time.

Read more from the Baltimore Sun RIGHT HERE

Said Orioles owner Peter Angelos in a statement: It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Mike Flanagan earlier this evening. In over a quarter century with the organization, Flanny became an integral part of the Orioles family, for his accomplishments both on and off the field. His loss will be felt deeply and profoundly by all of us with the ballclub and by Orioles fans everywhere who admired him. On behalf of the club, I extend my condolences to his wife Alex; and daughters Kerry, Kathryn and Kendall."

Since Police have yet to officially release his name nor a cause of death, no arrangements have been made.

--UPDATED--The coroner has ruled a cause of death. Unfortunately it appears to be a "Self-inflicted" gunshot wound to the head.

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