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During that appearance out of the bullpen, Flanagan struck out Detroit’s Dave Bergman and Travis Fryman, much to the delight of the 50,700 fans that filled the old ballpark one last time.

The Baltimore Ravens showed a video of that final pitch before their preseason game against the Washington Redskins, calling Flanagan “one of Baltimore’s favorite sons.” The video was stopped showing Flanagan as he doffed his cap while walking off the mound.

“He was a wonderful individual and a true Oriole who led by example, played the game with class and brought a lot of happiness to Orioles‘ fans over his career. He will be missed tremendously by so many people,” said Mike Gibbons, executive director of Sports Legends Museum & the Babe Ruth Birthplace.

The Flanagan family issued this statement Thursday: “We thank you for your support and kind words at this difficult time. Thank you for respecting our privacy as we grieve. A private memorial will be held at a later date.”


Associated Press writer Alex Dominguez in Baltimore, Baseball Writer Ben Walker in New York and AP Sports Writer Joseph White in Washington contributed to this report.