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Former Orioles pitcher Flanagan dead in apparent suicide

Sources said the retired pitcher died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday

August 25, 2011|By Justin Fenton and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun

"Mike made a point of making me feel welcomed from Day One. I always looked forward to him coming in and sitting down and drinking coffee with me, and not only talking about baseball but talking about life," Showalter said. "He was a passionate man about the Orioles and family, and he impacted a lot of people's lives, not just by the way he pitched but [as] someone our organization has always been proud of not only for the way he pitched but the way he treated people."

Orioles pitcherJeremy Guthrie, who wore Flanagan's uniform number 46, said, "I think he was so close to so many people in this organization and he has touched the lives of countless thousands of people in the Baltimore community and in the baseball world."

Baltimore Sun reporters Luke Broadwater and Jessica Anderson contributed to this article.



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