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Bob Welch passes at age 57

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#1 jokin

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 04:17 PM

Former Cy Young award winner and long-time Dodger and A's great, Bob Welch dies at his home, cause of death yet unknown http://abcnews.go.co...ies-57-24076055. Since Denny McClain won 31 games in the 1968 season, the mark for most wins in one season since then is shared by Steve Carlton (27 in 1972) and Welch (27 in 1990).

Welch had publicly disclosed battling alchoholism throughout his big league career. In the book he co-authored about his alcoholism, he claims being "stone-cold sober" during his epic 5+ minute World Series battle as a 21-year old rookie against "Mr October", Reggie Jackson, in 1978, posted here for your viewing pleasure (it's pretty amazing):

http://m.mlb.com/vid...140610_25716496

Edited by jokin, 10 June 2014 - 04:26 PM.