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Rod Beck Dead

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by rocketfan83, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. rocketfan83

    rocketfan83 Member

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    I really liked him growing up

    RIP


    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2914994

    Rod Beck dies at 38

    Rod Beck, who saved 286 games in a 13-year major league career, has died at the age of 38.

    The cause of death is unknown at this time. Beck died alone at his Arizona home. Police are investigating, but no foul play is suspected, the Arizona Republic reported on its Web site.

    Beck, who played for the Giants, Cubs, Red Sox and Padres, was a three-time All-Star and saved a career-best 51 games with the Cubs in 1998.

    Barry Bonds, who played with Beck on the Giants from 1993 until 1997, said he was shocked.

    "It comes as a complete shock. We all just found out. He was a great guy, great for us when he was here," Bonds said, according to MLB.com.
     
  2. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    well part of his image was living hard. didn't smoke in the bullpen? not saying it isn't sad, its just the first thing I thought about.
     
  3. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    I had him in fantasy leagues when I was younger. I def. had him during his 1st year with the Cubs...which was awesome. Too bad, but yeah, he def. didn't do good things for himself off the field..
     
  4. TMac640

    TMac640 Contributing Member

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    when i saw this i was like what the ****, rod beck?

    then the pieces starting putting themselves together since most pitchers in decent shape don't die at 38.

    off the field troubles would explain it.
     
  5. Kam

    Kam Contributing Member

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    Dude was kinda fat and huge.


    he had some awesome hair.




    too young.
     
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

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    Yeah, it's sad. Dude didn't look like he exactly lived a healthy lifestyle though. My guess is heart attack.
     
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    Along with Fernando Valenzuela, one of the best fat pitchers of our generation...
     
  8. hatemavs4life

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    Just heard the news, dead at 38! That's scary! Sad story, he may not have been the best pitcher but I remember him being a very competitive pitcher. He wasn't afraid of throwing to the big hitters. R.I.P. Beck.
     

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