View Full Version : Tiger Fans-Mark Fydrich (The Bird) died yesterday

04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
He pitched one season for the Tigers in the 70s, I think it was 1976. I actually saw him pitch a game at Tiger Stadium-back when the seats were green. He had the white man's afro and used to talk to the ball before he'd pitch it-the fans loved him.

They were reporting on the news that he died accidentally while working on his car.

Constitutionally Speaking
04-14-2009, 09:44 PM
He was unbelievable his rookie year. Quirky, fun-loving and incredibly talented. He sold out parks all over the league. One incredible year in the majors and that was it - but man what a year.

I was listening to Frank Beckman this morning on my way back to the hospital and was stunned to hear he made only $16,000 his rookie season.

Constitutionally Speaking
04-14-2009, 09:58 PM