Former Cy Young winner Flanagan found dead at home

Former Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan, who won 167 games over 18

seasons with Baltimore and the Toronto Blue Jays, has died.

Authorities found a body outside Flanagan’s home on Wednesday

afternoon, and it was later determined to be the former left-handed

pitcher. Flanagan was 59.

The Orioles confirmed Flanagan’s death Wednesday night.

Flanagan won the Cy Young Award with the Orioles in 1979 when he

went 23-9 with a 3.08 ERA and five shutouts. He also played for

Baltimore’s 1983 world championship team, going 12-4 despite

missing nearly three months with ligament damage in his left

knee.

He finished 167-143 with a 3.90 ERA, including 141-116 with

Baltimore.

After his playing career, he worked in the Orioles’ front office

and did color commentary for the team’s TV network.