Sad Story About the Final Battle for Former Oriole Mike Cuellar

Dean HyblAnalyst IApril 1, 2010

There is a sad story in the recent Orlando Sentinel about the deteriorating health of former Baltimore Orioles ace Mike Cuellar.

The story by Sentinel columnist, George Diaz, illustrates recent health issues for Cuellar that now have him in a hospital in the Orlando area living out his final days in pain.

A number of local businessmen and organizations are trying to assist Cuellar and his family with his expenses, including paying for his funeral.

Cuellar won 185 games during his 15 major league seasons, including 143 games with the Orioles. He shared the 1969 Cy Young Award with Detroit Tigers' Denny McClain and won 20 or more games in a season four times.

Here is an article written in Baltimore Sports Then and Now last year that chronicles his amazing career with the Orioles.

For now, please keep Cuellar and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they battle through this tough personal challenge.


This article is an original story from Baltimore Sports Then and Now , which was created to give passionate sports fans a place where they can analyze and discuss current sports topics while also remembering some of the great athletes, moments, teams and games in sports history all at one site. If you haven't been there yet, check it out today.