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shaneo69
04-28-2006, 07:40 PM
Former relief pitcher Howe killed in car crash
ESPN.com news services


NEW YORK -- Steve Howe, the relief pitcher whose promising career was derailed by cocaine and alcohol abuse, died Friday when his pickup truck rolled over in Coachella, Calif. He was 48.

Howe was killed at 5:55 a.m. PT, said Dalyn Backes of the Riverside County coroner's office. The pickup truck Howe was driving left the roadway, entered the median and rolled several times, ejecting Howe from the vehicle, according to the coroner's office. The accident occurred about 130 miles east of Los Angeles.

Howe was the 1980 NL Rookie of the Year with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and helped them win the World Series the next year.

But for all of Howe's success on the field, the hard-throwing lefty was constantly troubled by addictions -- he was suspended seven times and became a symbol of the rampant cocaine problem that plagued baseball in the 1980s.

"Steve played for me for five years and I thought the world of him," former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda said. "I am truly sorry to hear about his passing and my deepest sympathies go out to his family."

There was a moment of silence at Yankee Stadium before New York played Toronto on Friday night. Howe played for the Yankees from 1991-1996.

Howe was 47-41 with 91 saves and a 3.03 ERA with the Dodgers, Minnesota, Texas and Yankees. His final season in the majors was 1996, and the Yankees released him in June.

Two days after the Yankees let him go, Howe was arrested at a Delta Airlines terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport when a loaded .357 Magnum was detected inside his suitcase. He later pleaded guilty to gun possession and was placed on three years probation and given 150 hours of community service.

Howe tried a comeback in 1997 with Sioux Falls of the independent Northern League. In August, he was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Montana and charged with drunken driving.

Rain Man
04-28-2006, 07:44 PM
What odds will you give me that there were drugs or alcohol in his system?

Hydrae
04-28-2006, 07:46 PM
I notice the lack of mention of whether they suspected drugs/alcohol in his system. :shrug:

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-28-2006, 07:48 PM
That guy was a piece of shit.

Bwana
04-28-2006, 08:13 PM
That guy was a piece of shit.


Were you two related?
http://www.wholewheatblogger.com/weblog/images/potandkettle250x150.jpg

WilliamTheIrish
04-28-2006, 08:18 PM
Dude had some serious demons and MLB was his biggest enabler. He should have been banned after his 3rd relapse, but the union, with help of some really stupid owners kept him in the money.

He cheated death about 4 different times. It's a shame, but it's not like there could be any other ending.

Boyceofsummer
04-28-2006, 08:39 PM
Dude had some serious demons and MLB was his biggest enabler. He should have been banned after his 3rd relapse, but the union, with help of some really stupid owners kept him in the money.

He cheated death about 4 different times. It's a shame, but it's not like there could be any other ending.

it's not like the guy broke life long MLB records while altering the the performance of his body with drugs!

WilliamTheIrish
04-28-2006, 08:42 PM
it's not like the guy broke life long MLB records while altering the the performance of his body with drugs!

Boyce, I know I've said this many times, many ways....so

Suck a dick!!!

Bwana
04-28-2006, 08:45 PM
Boyce, I know I've said this many times, many ways....so

Suck a dick!!!

Heh!

Boyceofsummer
04-28-2006, 08:49 PM
no message

WilliamTheIrish
04-28-2006, 08:50 PM
no message

Deep thoughts there, Boyce.

Herzig
04-28-2006, 08:52 PM
Dude had some serious demons and MLB was his biggest enabler. He should have been banned after his 3rd relapse, but the union, with help of some really stupid owners kept him in the money.

He cheated death about 4 different times. It's a shame, but it's not like there could be any other ending.

Hate to see that happen to anyone. At least he didn't take anyone else with him. What a shame.

stevieray
04-28-2006, 08:59 PM
I thought this was about the guitarist from Yes, from name association only.

el borracho
04-28-2006, 09:03 PM
Howe could this have happened?!!

Otter
04-28-2006, 09:04 PM
That guy was a piece of shit.I'm going to start making a collection of the crap you post here then have you judged by it after you're dead.

Wonder what they'll call you.

"Hypocrite" maybe?

Bwana
04-28-2006, 09:09 PM
U2 must be Republicans.................
And you must be lost, back to the DC board with your bad self Limp Nipple.

Halfcan
04-28-2006, 09:12 PM
Why could it not happen to Bonds?

memyselfI
04-28-2006, 09:29 PM
Bummer about the pitcher...

but PLEASE do not give us YES fans a heart attack. That topic header was scary.


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WilliamTheIrish
04-28-2006, 09:34 PM
A moment of silence was observed at Yankee Stadium...

I presume all the fans turned toward the chalk lines..

TEX
04-28-2006, 10:06 PM
Why could it not happen to Bonds?


ROFL