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Former O’s pitcher had attempted suicide before

September 25th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

 

Records show former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan threatened to kill himself several times before committing suicide last month.  Flanagan, who won the Cy Young award in 1979 and was a member of the Orioles' 1983 world championship team, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his Baltimore County home. Records obtained by The Baltimore Sun reveal that Flanagan had previously threatened to shoot himself, and had walked outside with a gun several times but that his wife, Alex, discouraged him from suicide each time

 

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