Orioles to honour Flanagan
By SPORTS NETWORK
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have announced plans to honour Mike Flanagan, who died Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Flanagan won the 1979 Cy Young as a pitcher for the Orioles and helped the franchise take its last World Series championship in 1983. He was also a coach, front office executive and broadcaster for the team.
The Orioles said uniforms will be adorned with a black patch with the name "Flanny" written in white, while a black banner with Flanagan's number 46 has been installed just above the press box. There will also be a moment of silence prior to Friday's game against the New York Yankees and an Orioles flag at Camden Yards will be flown at half-staff for each remaining home game this season.
Baltimore County Police said Flanagan was alone at his Monkton, Md., home on Wednesday when he took his life. The investigation showed he was upset about financial issues.
Flanagan, who was 59, played for the Orioles from 1975 until 1987 when he was traded to Toronto. He returned to Baltimore as a free agent prior to the 1991 season and retired in 1992 with an all-time record of 167-143 with a 3.90 ERA.