Steven Scott Bechler
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 225 lb.
- High School South Medford High School
- Debut September 6, 2002
- Final Game September 22, 2002
- Born November 18, 1979 in Medford, OR USA
- Died February 17, 2003 in Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
During spring training in 2003, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler died of heat stroke attributed to the use of a diet supplement containing ephedra. Following the discovery of his cause of death, the Food and Drug Administration moved to ban ephedra-based supplements in the United States.
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