Friday, June 29, 2007

Giant’s Relief Pitcher Passes Over Weekend

Former Giant’s and Cubs pitcher Rod Beck tragically died over the weekend at the young age of 38. According the Daily Herald, Rod "gained initial fame as a member of the San Francisco Giants and was a three-time all-star who twice led the NL in saves." Though he was well respected by fans and players alike, Rod had dealt with some personal demons and had spent time in rehab to overcome his problems. "Tragedy," Cubs president John McDonough explained. "Colorful character. Great for baseball. Sad. He was a big part of the '98 team. Baseball needs more people like Rod Beck. I think all of us are very saddened." has a well written article on Rod and why he was so well respected, you can check out the article here.

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