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Dan the Man
06-24-2007, 02:41 PM
Just heard from Hawk on TV. Anyone have details?

The Racehorse
06-24-2007, 02:43 PM
Just heard from Hawk on TV. Anyone have details?

Just searched google news & didn't see anything.

thomas35forever
06-24-2007, 02:51 PM
Poor guy. Not having cable yet in '98, I saw him pitch more than Keith Foulke. I'll always remember his ugly mustache as well as his one big year. RIP.

soxfanreggie
06-24-2007, 02:54 PM
Nothing on MLB.com or ESPN.com, but I don't expect to see anything for a while. If they're running the picture and his years of life, then I would hate to think they are wrong about it. RIP Rod Beck, I will always remember your mustache and when you lived in an RV.

downstairs
06-24-2007, 02:56 PM
FWIW, his Wikipedia page lists his death as today:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Beck

PKalltheway
06-24-2007, 02:56 PM
Wow...I remember seeing him pitch when the Cubs came to Cincy back in the late 1990's. RIP:(:

whitesoxwilkes
06-24-2007, 02:58 PM
I always liked watching the Shooter...sad to see him go. RIP Rod.

The Racehorse
06-24-2007, 03:00 PM
FWIW, his Wikipedia page lists his death as today:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Beck

Someone just changed it because prior to making my post above, I clicked wikipedia and that wasn't there.

Fenway
06-24-2007, 03:36 PM
Nothing on MLB.com or ESPN.com, but I don't expect to see anything for a while. If they're running the picture and his years of life, then I would hate to think they are wrong about it. RIP Rod Beck, I will always remember your mustache and when you lived in an RV.

NESN just ran his pic sniff

joebro25
06-24-2007, 03:42 PM
ESPN link: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2914994

Doesn't say much at this time. Cause of death is unknown. RIP Rod, had one of the best baseball 'staches of his era.

downstairs
06-24-2007, 03:42 PM
Its in the news here and there now:

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2007/06/rod-beck-rip.html

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=sports&id=5417545


http://www.azcentral.com/sports/diamondbacks/articles/0624beck-ON.html

MDF3530
06-24-2007, 03:44 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=txbeckobit&prov=st&type=lgns

NardiWasHere
06-24-2007, 03:56 PM
I love the story about how towards the end of his career, he was pitching in the minors and living behind the ballpark in a trailer or RV... always seemed like a good guy. Sad news

soxfanatlanta
06-24-2007, 04:25 PM
Damn shame. RIP.

peeonwrigley
06-24-2007, 05:27 PM
I love the story about how towards the end of his career, he was pitching in the minors and living behind the ballpark in a trailer or RV... always seemed like a good guy. Sad news

I saw that, too. He would have a beer with fans that stopped by his RV. He was a great baseball "character".

PatK
06-24-2007, 05:51 PM
I never realized he was only 38. He looked mid-30's when he was with the Cubs.

I remember how burnt out his arm was at the end of the '98 season. He could barely get the ball over.

He always appreciated the fans and the game.

RIP

rookiewhitesox
06-24-2007, 07:22 PM
Rip

SaltyPretzel
06-24-2007, 11:00 PM
He looked mid-30's when he was with the Cubs.





RIP

His fastball or his age?

This is sad news. He seemed like a good guy. R.I P.

WhiteSox5187
06-25-2007, 01:43 AM
I never realized he was only 38. He looked mid-30's when he was with the Cubs.

I remember how burnt out his arm was at the end of the '98 season. He could barely get the ball over.

He always appreciated the fans and the game.

RIP
The Cubs just used him so often in that 1998 season. Too bad. He had one of the greatest mustaches in baseball. He also seemed like a real fun loving guy.

MeteorsSox4367
06-25-2007, 09:51 AM
I had a chance to meet Beck once and spend a few minutes BSing about baseball with him. Even though he played for the Cubs, Beck could have fit in very well on the South Side. He didn't seem to have a big-league ego and was just a regular guy who was friendly.

RIP, Rod.

Fenway
06-25-2007, 11:27 AM
He was never the same after giving up a game winning homer to Bernie Williams in the 99 ALCS....................

http://www.cnnsi.com/baseball/mlb/1999/postseason/championship_series/alcs/news/1999/10/13/redsox_yankees_ap/lg_beck_ap_01.jpg

tick53
06-25-2007, 05:56 PM
Rest In Peace Shooter, you were one of a kind.

tick..