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Mike Flanagan found dead at home

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(AP, ABC7) — Former Cy Young winner Mike Flanagan, who won 167 games over 18 seasons with Baltimore and the Toronto Blue Jays, has died.

Flanagan won the 1979 A.L. Cy Young Award. (Photo: Associated Press)

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.

“It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Mike Flanagan earlier this evening," Orioles Managing Partner Peter Angelos said in a statement. "In over a quarter century with the organization, Flanny became an integral part of the Orioles family, for his accomplishments both on and off the field. His loss will be felt deeply and profoundly by all of us with the ballclub and by Orioles fans everywhere who admired him. On behalf of the club I extend my condolences to his wife, Alex; and daughters Kerry, Kathryn and Kendall.”

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.

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