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Old 06-10-2014, 01:41 PM
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Default MLB Pitcher Bob Welch passes away...

Got a message from MLB that Bob Welch died.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Welch_(baseball)
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:43 PM
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RIP, had a nice career.
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:06 PM
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Rest in peace. That's unfortunate, died of a heart attack at age 57. I knew he had to be young. Remember him very well, especially after my freshman year of high school when he won 27 games in '90.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:39 PM
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Joel Sherman ‏@Joelsherman1 1h
Ran into Lasorda at Citi, totally downcast: "we lost a good man today" he managed Bob Welch with #dodgers #RIP

Welch, who famously struck out Reggie Jackson as a 21-year-old rookie in the 1978 World Series, won an astounding 27 games in his Cy Young season of 1990 and pitched 17 seasons in the majors, has died. He was 57 years old.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...191534152.html
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:23 PM
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Welch's 1990 season was amazing. There was a rumor when Ron Schueler came over to the Sox (from the A's) after Larry Himes left that he was trying to bring Welch to the Sox. This was a bit before McDowell was established as a #1 starter, so it was a pretty exciting time with the young nucleus and then getting Tim Raines and the rumor of Welch.

That at bat against Reggie in the World Series was just epic. Reggie almost came out of his shoes on the last swing, and his reaction afterwards was unforgettable with the pouting.

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Both Bob Welches died too young.

May he RIP.
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:14 AM
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The 1978 WS game when he struck out Reggie Jackson is epic but Clemens shoulda won the 1990 Cy Young.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:15 AM
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Ventura was asked if he remembered the famous World Series confrontation between Welch and Reggie Jackson in 1978.

"Yeah," Ventura said. "He was young and nobody liked the Yankees back then. They do now though, right? No? You don't like them? He was a young pitcher, Reggie was the villain. I remember he struck him out."
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