American baseball playerDied when: 54 years 242 days (655 months)
Star Sign: Leo
Mark Steven Fidrych ( FID-rich;August 14, 1954 – April 13, 2009), nicknamed "The Bird", was a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher.He pitched his entire career for the Detroit Tigers (1976–1980).
In 1976, Fidrych led the major leagues with a 2.34 ERA, won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year award, and finished with a 19–9 record.
Shortly thereafter, injuries derailed his career, which ended after just five seasons in the major leagues.