Former Major League pitcher Mike Flanagan, who spent most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles, was found dead at his home, on Wednesday.

On Thursday his death was ruled a suicide.

Flanagan compiled a 167-143 career record, in 18 season, including a 23-9 record in 1979, when he won the American League Cy Young Award.

Mike Flanagan

Peter Gammons, of MLB.com, says Flanagan was a smart player/broadcaster/executive, with a great sense of humor.