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Jeff Weaver

More heartbreak for the Angels

This shouldn't happen to anyone. But if a talented, 22-year-old pitcher was going to get killed hours after a brilliant performance, it figured it would be someone who played for the Los Angeles Angels. For a franchise only now entering middle age, the Angels - no matter their name - have endured more than their share of tragedy. From the murder of outfielder Lyman Bostock in Gary, Ind., in 1978 to the 1993 bus crash that left manager Buck Rodgers hospitalized for three months, they've weathered some awful storms. Rookie reliever Dick Wantz died of a brain tumor only one month after making his major league debut in 1965. Minnie Rojas, who had accumulated 27 saves in 1967, was...