Rod Beck Has Died

Sunday, June 24, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

From 1993 to 1998, Rod Beck was one of the best closers in baseball, saving 30+ games five times with a high of 51 for the Cubs in 1998. He was named to three National League All-Star teams in that time and won the Rolaids Relief award as the league's top reliever in 1994.

After spending the prime of his career with the San Francico Giants, Beck moved on to Chicago (1998-99), Boston (1999-2001) and San Diego (2003-04). His last stop as a closer was his first season with the Padres, when he filled in admirably while Trevor Hoffman missed most of the year with an injury.

According to ESPN reports, Beck died at his home in Arizona today at the age of 38. No cause of death has been released, but police do not suspect foul play. The above link is being updated as more information becomes available.

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 3:36 PM


tragedy, cause of death should be interesting considering he was only 38.

only thing i'll remember Beck for probably is game 1 of the 1999 ALCS

Sam said...
Jun 24, 2007, 4:06:00 PM  

The fuckface should die a thousand deaths. That white boy is a nothing, and should suck the devil's dick in hell.

Anonymous said...
Jun 24, 2007, 5:26:00 PM  

What a complete jerk "anonymous" is!! What happened, did he beat your team one time to many? Jerk!!!!!!!!!!! What a piece of trash you are!!!

Rest in Peace, Rod said...
Jun 24, 2007, 5:31:00 PM  

I don't like baseball, but it's always sad to see someone die so young at 38. Anonymous, you're a dingbat.

Mookie said...
Jun 24, 2007, 9:12:00 PM  

Hmm, why would he call him "white boy"?

hollywood wags said...
Jun 25, 2007, 6:39:00 AM  

someone should do a sports mustache hall of fame, one of the pics I saw from like 1997 got me thinking

Sam said...
Jun 25, 2007, 3:06:00 PM  

When will they announce the cause of death. He died 2 weeks ago and is already buried. It does not take this long for the medical examiner to determine cause of death. They will not bury the body until cause of death is determined. Since he is buried, it means they know what the cause of death is but just won't go public with it. Reason: I'll bet a lot of money he OD'd on something, and after everyone sang this guys praises after his death, they will all look really dumb when it turns out he was just a jock who couldn't cope with life after baseball and turned to drugs.

Jul 4, 2007, 5:00:00 PM  

Unfortunately, I am afraid Sullivan Family is right. There's just no way they don't know by now, however i don't think baseball, et al is trying to cover their own butts for praising him in the interim. His life WAS really something to celebrate, and to mourn and more likely they are trying to protect HIS image from people who would pass judgment on the man for his problems. If he had a drug problem and OD'ed I think the MLB would downplay it for his memory's sake, not their own.

Pat said...
Jul 8, 2007, 2:30:00 PM  

It's July 27th and still no word on cause of death. His family is at the SF Giants game for promotional...did they hold off autopsy results for this? He did run a tough life...drinking, smoking, high anxiety, career finished...connect the dots.

Anonymous said...
Jul 27, 2007, 11:35:00 PM  

He called him white boy because he is probably one of them not too bright colored boys.

Anonymous said...
Sep 28, 2008, 2:21:00 AM  

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