Mark “The Bird” Fidrych Takes The Baseball World By Storm In 1976 – VIDEO
This is video of Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, defeating the New York Yankees, 5-1, in a complete game at Tiger Stadium, on Monday Night Baseball, back on June 28 of 1976.
Fidrych, who was know for his antics on the mound, including talking to the baseball, won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1976, going 19-9, with a 2.34.
Due to arm injuries however, he would win only ten more games the rest of his career, and had to retire in 1980.
Fidrych died in 2009, when he suffocated after his clothes had become entangled with a spinning power takeoff shaft on the truck he was doing mechanical work on.