August 24th, 2011
The Orioles confirmed his death in a statement. He was 59.
Flanagan worked for the Orioles over three decades in numerous roles, both on the field as a player and later as a coach, and off the field as a broadcaster and executive.
Flanagan, a left-hander, won the 1979 Cy Young Award and pitched in two World Series for the Orioles.
His body was found outside his home by authorities who received a 911 call at 4:26 p.m. The cause of death was not immediately determined.
In a statement Wednesday night, Peter Angelos, the Orioles’ managing partner, confirmed the death of Flanagan, who was known as Flanny. Flanagan began his career with the Orioles in 1973 and went on to pitch 18 major league seasons.
“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,” the statement read. “His loss will be felt deeply and profoundly by all of us with the ballclub and by Orioles fans everywhere who admired him.”
Flanagan won 167 games in his career, with his best season coming in 1979, when he was 23-9 with a 3.08 earned run average.
The Orioles lost the World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates that year but won it in 1983, when Flanagan went 12-4 despite missing nearly three months with a knee injury.
Last season, Flanagan began as a broadcaster on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, a regional sports network owned by the Orioles and the Washington Nationals.
Flanagan is survived by his wife, Alex, and daughters Kathryn, Kerry and Kendall.
Mike Flanagan was born on December 16th, 1951 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Flanagan_(baseball)
December 16th, 1951
12 + 16 +2+0+1+0 = 31 = his personal year (from December 16th, 2010 to December 15th, 2011) = Struggling.
31 year + 8 (August) = 39 = his personal month (from August 16th, 2011 to September 15th, 2011) = The real deal.
39 month + 24 (24th of the month on Wednesday August 24th, 2011) = 63 = his personal day = Tragic. Tragedy. Suicide suspected.
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