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Friday, April 28, 2006

Steve Howe, 48

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

Howe was the National League Rookie of the Year in 1980, the second in a string of three Dodger rookies of the year (Rick Sutcliffe and Fernando Valenzuela were the others). That year he saved 17 games, establishing a new rookie record. A hard-throwing left-hander, Howe's career was plagued by alcohol and cocaine abuse; he first checked himself into a substance abuse clinic in 1983, but a relapse resulted in him being suspended for the entire 1984 season. Over the course of his 17-year career, Howe would be suspended seven times.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cigarettes and whiskey, and wild, wild women...

April 28, 2006 8:10 PM  

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