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Kevin Hickey, former Orioles reliever, dies at age 56
Kevin Hickey, former Orioles reliever, dies at age 56

Kevin Hickey, the quirky left-handed reliever who pitched parts of three seasons for the Orioles including the storybook 1989 "Why Not?" season, died Wednesday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He was 56. A Chicago native who spent three of his six major league seasons with his hometown White Sox, Hickey had been a pregame instructor/batting practice pitcher with the that club since 2004. He was discovered unresponsive in his hotel room before Chicago's Opening Day game in Texas this April. He had been hospitalized since. No official cause of death was announced. Hickey wasn’t drafted but was discovered during an open White Sox tryout in 1978. He...

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