Bob Welch, the American League’s Cy Young Award winner in 1990 as the last Major League Baseball pitcher to win more than 25 games in a season, has died of a heart attack, the Los Angeles Dodgers said. He was 57.
This week’s notable deaths included a son of David Rockefeller Sr., the world’s oldest billionaire; a black American actress whose work on stage and off involved fighting racial discrimination; and a Cy Young Award-winning Major League Baseball pitcher. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
The Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young Award after recording just 13 victories, the lowest in history for a full-season starter who was picked as his league’s top pitcher.
The New York Mets sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in a seven-player swap, trading away the National League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner one year after parting ways with batting champion Jose Reyes.