Mike Flanagan

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1951 – 2011

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Who was Mike Flanagan?

Michael Kendall Flanagan was an American left-handed pitcher, front office executive, and color commentator. With the exception of four years with the Toronto Blue Jays, he was with the Baltimore Orioles for his entire career in Major League Baseball.

Flanagan was a starting pitcher for the Orioles from 1975 through 1987. He was named to the American League All-Star Team once in 1978. The following year, the first of two times he would play on an AL pennant winner, his 23 victories led the circuit and earned him the league's Cy Young Award. He was a member of the Orioles' World Series Championship team in 1983. He returned to Baltimore to close out his playing career as a reliever in 1991 and 1992. During this second tour, he contributed to the most recent no-hitter thrown by the club. He was also the last Orioles pitcher to appear in a major-league contest at Memorial Stadium.

In an 18-season career, Flanagan posted a 167–143 record with 1491 strikeouts and a 3.90 ERA in 2770.0 innings pitched.

He served in three different positions with the Orioles after his retirement as an active player.

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Born
Dec 16, 1951
Manchester
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
  • Manchester
Died
Aug 24, 2011
Sparks

Submitted
on July 23, 2013