Rod Scurry

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Rodney Grant Scurry

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During his playing career, pitcher Rod Scurry was plagued by drug problems, particularly cocaine addiction. He died at age 36 of an apparent drug overdose, a week after collapsing during an altercation with police.

His son, Rod Scurry, Jr., was drafted in the 2008 amateur draft.

Since 1919, Scurry is the only player to pitch in his team's first six games of one season. He did this for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1982.

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