Former Cy Young winning Dodgers and Athletics pitcher Bob Welch has died at age 57 from a heart attack. According to a Dodgers press release, he died in his home in Seal Beach, California.
Oakland Athletic's president Michael Crowley said in a statement, "We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Bob Welch. He was a legendary pitcher who enjoyed many of his best seasons with the Oakland A's. He will always be a significant part of our franchise's history, and we mourn his loss. We send our greatest sympathies to his family and friends."
Welch pitched in the majors for 17 seasons, 10 with the Dodgers and seven with the A's. He was a two-time All-Star and won the Cy Young Award in 1990. He pitched in the playoffs eight different seasons, appearing in four different World Series. He won World Series rings in 1981 with the Dodgers and 1989 with the Oakland A's.
A's general manager Billy Beane also issued a statement, saying, "This is a sad day for the entire A's organization. Those of us who knew Bob as a teammate and a friend will miss him greatly. My condolences go out to his family."
Welch is survived by sons Dylan 25, Riley 23, daughter Kelly 18, and ex-wife Mary Ellen.