Sunday, June 24, 2007

Too Bad He's Dead: Rod Beck

He was real good for the Giants, but then saved a whopping 51 games for the Cubs in the magical year of 1998. He didnt seem to have any special pitch, and it was amazing he ever got anybody out.

For the Cubs, it was a one-year wonder, and he was gone by September of 1999. You can read elsewhere about him, and it is likely he died from something connected with substance abuse, but he was a real good closer for the Cubs for one year, a playoff year.

1 comment:

Kevin S. said...

The 1998 playoff team put me in the mind of the 2003 playoff team, which put me in the mind of Steve Bartman. Oh God. Sorry about that. Memory association can be a cursed thing.