Former Major Leaguer Rod Beck Dies at 38

Rod Beck, who finished his Major League career with 286 saves, died Saturday at the age of 38. Beck was found in his house on Saturday night by Police officers who were called to the house. Though the cause of death is unknown, foul play is not suspected.

Known for his fantastic moustache and likings of cigarettes and country music, Beck pitched for the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox and the San Diego Padres. He is currently 22nd on the all-time Major League saves list.

One famous story regarding Beck is how he got back into the Major Leagues in 2003. As his pitched for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs, Beck lived in a Winnebago parked in the outfield parking lot. Fans would stop by the vehicle and have beers with Beck, who talked baseball and life over numerous beers.


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