Mark Steven Fidrych
The Bird Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: August 14, 1954 in Worcester, MA High Schools: Worcester Academy (Northboro, MA), Worcester Academy HS (Worcester, MA) by the Drafted Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the 1974 amateur draft.
( All Transactions) Debut: April 20, 1976 (Age 21)
vs. OAK 0.0 IP, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER Team: Tigers 1976-1980 Final Game: October 1, 1980 (Age 26)
Died: April 13, 2009 in Northborough, MA Cremated
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News -- May 2013
5/8 The Baseball Haven: Matt Harvey Is Greater Than Everyone Else: To say that Matt Harvey has been impressive in his first 17 starts to his career would be an understatement: Year Age Tm W L ERA ... News -- April 2013
4/20 Tyler's Think Tank: 10 Baseball Movies That Need to be Made:
The '67 Sox shocked the world by winning the American League pennant
Now that Jackie Robinson's story has finally been ...
4/6 Lasorda's Lair: The Birdman Cometh: Pirates 0 2 1 Dodgers 3 7 0 WP-Greinke-1-0 LP-Sanchez-0-1 SV-League-1 HR-Ethier-1 Tootblan-Crawford Birdman Zack Greinke ...
4/5 Rum Bunter: Pirates Dodgers Preview With Lasorda’s Lair: Who Are They, Who Wins Series?: When we need to know answers about the most talked about team in Major League Baseball– The Los Angeles Dodgers, we ask ...
4/5 Lasorda's Lair: Conversation With The Enemy-Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rumbunter Edition: We are bringing our conversation with the enemy series back for the start of the 2013 season. This time we sat down virtually ... News -- March 2013
3/25 Lasorda's Lair: Birdman Greinke Back On The Mound In Blue: The 147 million dollar Mark Fidrych look-alike and former Cy Young award winner Birdman Zack Greinke returns to the mound tonight ...
3/23 Lasorda's Lair: Dodgers Preparing To Start Birdman For April 5th Debut: If everything goes according to plan that is. Keep your fingers crossed that it will. The Dodger’s 147 million dollar Mark Fidrych ...
3/8 BoSox Injection: Can Lester Return to Form?: Now three years removed from a strong 2010 performance (4th place in AL CY), Jon Lester‘s career has reached a crossroads ... News -- February 2013
2/27 The DoubleDay: The Inaugural Crazy Hall Of Fame: Kyle Drenon Sammy Sosa's Pinterest page got me thinking about the entertainment that Crazy delivers. Most baseball people ...
2/27 i70baseball.com: Playing With LegosNine famous ballplayers in their Lego formats ...
2/5 Venom Strikes: Sadly, Brandon Webb Retires: The week before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training should be a happy time for all baseball fans. Our favorite ... News -- January 2013
1/29 Motor City Bengals: The angst over Justin Verlander’s contract is unwarranted–for now: During the Detroit Tigers’ Winter Caravan last week, Justin Verlander briefly discussed the talks (or lack thereof) to extend ... News -- December 2012
12/12 Lasorda's Lair: The Birdman Cometh-The Zack Greinke Press Conference: The Dodgers held the Zack Greinke Introduction press conference this afternoon at the Dodger Stadium club suite. I was fortunate ... News -- November 2012
11/13 Halo Hangout: Mike Trout Is Rookie of the Year/All-Time: The BBWAA made it official on Monday evening when it announced Mike Trout was the unanimous selection for American League Rookie ...
11/13 Call to the Pen: Mike Trout AL Rookie Of Year: Mike Trout had a fabulous debut season for the Los Angeles Angels and everyone knew his selection as the American League rookie ...
11/9 Lasorda's Lair: Free Agent Rumors-Angry Birdman Zack Greinke: Today we’ll be discussing the crown jewel of the free agent pool for starting pitchers, Zack Greinke, also known as Angry Birdman. ... News -- August 2012
8/21 High Heat Stats: Lightning in a bottle – baseball’s one-year wonders: In 2011, Blue Jays’ starter Ricky Romero had a breakout season with 6.2 WAR and an All-Star selection, but this year … ...
8/14 Johngy's Beat: Autograph Tales:Mark Fidrych: It is hard to believe that Mark Fidrych would have been 58 today. Sadly, he died in April of 2009.The Bird was unique. ... News -- June 2012
6/27 Bleeding Yankee Blue: SORIANO'S UNTUCKED SHIRT MEANS "GAME OVER":
It’s pretty unbelievable to me to
hear non-Yankee fans **** and moan about Rafael Soriano and him untucking his
shirt ... News -- April 2012
4/20 High Heat Stats: Buyer Beware – This Week in Baseball Trade History: This week (April 16-22) saw a couple of trades with similar circumstances. In both instances, a team traded for a player who ... News -- February 2012
2/17 WasWatching: Wally World, Fernandomania & The Bird: As Linsanity continues to grow, I can’t help but think of Mark Fidrych in 1976, Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and Wally Joyner ...
2/13 High Heat Stats: More complete games than wins?! (It’s not only possible–it used to be commonplace): Back in the old days of baseball, pitchers complete most games that they finished. In 1904, for example, 88% of games started ... News -- January 2012
1/20 Bus League Baseball: All-Time MLB Draft: Round 5 (Picks 201-250): At least a year ago, maybe longer, I had an idea: wouldn’t it be cool to go through every draft pick in major league history, ... News -- September 2011
9/19 B-R Blog: Does Verlander’s ’11 Match Guidry’s ’78?: A case can be made on that. Below are pitcher seasons in the A.L. since 1973 where the pitcher had a WAR of 8.5 or better: Rk ...
9/3 B-R Blog: Winning 15+ Games In 1st Or 2nd Season Since 1973: Which pitchers won 15 games or more during their first or second major league season since 1973? Here is the list - Rk Player ... News -- August 2011
8/14 B-R Blog: August 14th birthdays: Clay Buchholz, Mark Fidrych, Don Carman, and more: Here's a brief look at some of the players with a birthday today. Clay Buchholz is on the disabled list with a serious shot at ... News -- July 2011
7/14 Baseball Musings: Characters: I tend to like players who are characters. They bring some flair to the game, like Mark Fidrych talking to the ball, Fernando ...
7/12 B-R Blog: Random Recap: On the brink of the break: -- Yankees (CC Sabathia) 1, Rays (James Shields) 0: The first regulation game since 2002 in which both pitchers went the distance ... News -- March 2011
3/25 Subjective Baseball: Top 10 One Hit Wonders: I'm back from the dead! Returning to school was a lot tougher than I thought it would be, and so I haven't been able to ...
3/17 It's About the Money (Stupid): Why Banuelos Is Not Ready For Prime Time:
I cannot remember a Spring Training season that’s been as much fun as this year’s version. It seems like every game, nearly ... News -- January 2011
1/2 Subjective Baseball: Ten Best Rookie Seasons: In honor of the new year, today I will examine the best rookie seasons of all-time, dating back to 1901. Note 1: The player ... News -- July 2010
7/4 B-R Blog: Young All-Stars: A simple query via Play Index - All-Stars age 21 or younger...through 2009, there's only been 40 players to pull this trick (albeit ... News -- June 2010
6/9 BC Sports: Embrace The Strasburg Effect, Fear Not Its Gravitational Pull: Okay. Stephen Strasburg is officially a major league pitcher. This means it's okay to fawn over him.While the hype-to-substance ...