Editor James Bennett's column: Remembering when 'The Bird' was the word in Major League Baseball

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Jun. 25—ne of my life's great thrills was meeting Mark "The Bird" Fidrych after growing up as a Detroit Tigers fan.

The former All-Star pitcher came to Tucson when I was sports editor in southern Arizona with a traveling baseball exhibit nearly 20 years ago. He was as flaky, modest and entertaining as ever.

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James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or jbennett@annistonstar.com.

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