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    Bob Welch passes at age 57

    Former Cy Young award winner and long-time Dodger and A's great, Bob Welch dies at his home, cause of death yet unknown http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...es-57-24076055. Since Denny McClain won 31 games in the 1968 season, the mark for most wins in one season since then is shared by Steve Carlton (27 in 1972) and Welch (27 in 1990).

    Welch had publicly disclosed battling alchoholism throughout his big league career. In the book he co-authored about his alcoholism, he claims being "stone-cold sober" during his epic 5+ minute World Series battle as a 21-year old rookie against "Mr October", Reggie Jackson, in 1978, posted here for your viewing pleasure (it's pretty amazing):

    http://m.mlb.com/video/v31120059/197...40610_25716496
    Last edited by jokin; 06-10-2014 at 05:26 PM.

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