Former Orioles relief pitcher Sammy Stewart, who helped lead the team to its most recent World Series title in 1983 before personal tragedy and drug addiction derailed his life, was found dead Friday in Hendersonville, N.C. He was 63.
The circumstances of his passing have not been fully determined. Major Frank T. Stout, of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed that Stewart’s body was found Friday afternoon at a local residence.
“There will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death,” Stout said. “He could have had a heart attack or a related issue. We knew he had struggled with addiction. But we don’t know at this point.”
Police said there were no signs...