Sun coverage: Steve Bechler (1979-2003)

February 17, 2008

Steve Bechler's Death: Five Years Later

Bechler's legacy

It comes in snapshots now, no longer waves.

December 3, 2003

O's outraged as ephedra maker names team in Bechler lawsuit

The company that makes the controversial ephedra-based diet supplement Xenadrine RFA-1 has filed a motion to include the Orioles as a third-party defendant in the $600 million lawsuit brought by the widow of Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler.

February 24, 2003

Trying week concludes for Kiley Bechler

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - One week from the day her husband collapsed on an Orioles practice field, Kiley Bechler flew home to Oregon yesterday after taking a few moments to publicly thank people who supported her through a trying week.

February 24, 2003

Bechler death painful for Cruz

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It has been two years since Orioles shortstop Deivi Cruz reported to spring training with his entire focus on baseball. Two years since he has gone through a camp without grieving the loss of a teammate he never knew.

February 20, 2003

To O's, ephedrine use still deemed a tossup

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - With paramedics working desperately inside the training room Sunday to try to save Steve Bechler's life, Orioles pitcher Matt Riley recognized a bottle of Xenadrine RFA-1 from Bechler's locker and threw it in the trash.

February 18, 2003

Orioles pitching prospect dies in Fla. of heatstroke

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Orioles pitching prospect Steve Bechler, who made his major-league debut five months ago at Camden Yards, died yesterday morning of multisystem organ failure caused by heatstroke. He was 23.

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