Mike broke with the Orioles in 1975 and turned into one of the best lefthanders in the American League. I remember watching Mike pitch game 1 of the 1979 World Series, a complete game 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh.
His best year was 1979: 23-9, 3.08 ERA, Cy Young Award and a trip to the World Series.
Overall, he won 167 games with a 3.90 ERA. He also pitched with Toronto in 1987-89.
Mike Flanagan died of an apparent suicide in 2011.
Very sad ending to a pretty good baseball life.
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