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  • Frank Wills, Jesse Jefferson and Mike Flanagan, former Blue Jays players, pass away

    Frank Wills spent four years with the Blue Jays, from 1988 to 1991, going 9-6 with a 4.65 ERA. In 1989, he went 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA. He earned the win in the Blue Jays' AL East clinching game on September 30 of that year.

    New Orleans native Frank Wills, who was an All-American at Tulane and later pitched nine seasons in the major leagues, died Friday. He was 53.

    Wills, a member of the De La Salle, Tulane, Diamond Club and New Orleans baseball halls of fame, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals with the 16th pick of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft and made his major league debut with the Royals three summers later.
    Read more:

    http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/spo...ies-at-53.html

    Jefferson, who died last year, spent most of four seasons with the Twins as well and was a cog in their starting rotation for most of them. He won 22 games and in 1978, he tossed nine complete games. The year before, he had eight.

    Former Orioles right-hander Jesse Jefferson died Thursday at age 62 of prostate cancer. He pitched for five big league teams, including the Orioles from 1973 to 1975. He was 7-7 with a 4.13 ERA in 42 games with Baltimore. He was a resident of Midlothian, Va.
    http://www.herald-mail.com/sports/bs...0,199949.story

    Flanagan, who also died last year, spent most of his 18-year career with the Orioles, but he spent some time with the Blue Jays as well. He won 26 games over four seasons with the team, winning 13 matches in 1988 and posting a 3.93 ERA in 1989.

    Former Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan, a Cy Young Award winner who became a face of the franchise as a television announcer and top executive, was found dead on his Baltimore County property Wednesday afternoon, according to team sources.

    A Baltimore County police spokeswoman confirmed that police received a 911 call at 4:26 p.m. reporting a suspicious death in the 15000 block of York Road in Sparks. When officers arrived, they found a man's body on a trail leading to a barn, said spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

    Sources said the body was that of Flanagan, 59, a New Hampshire native.
    Read more:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/mar...,4675762.story
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 05-13-2012, 02:07 PM.

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