Mike Younger, who performed 6 seasons for the Orioles within the Eighties, dies at 63

Mike Younger, an outfielder who carried out six seasons for the Orioles throughout the Eighties, died of a coronary coronary heart assault Sunday whereas visiting his partner’s family in Brazil, the workforce talked about. He was 63.

“We’re saddened to study of the passing of former outfielder Mike Younger,” the Orioles wrote on Twitter on Monday night time. “Our ideas and prayers are together with his household and buddies right now.”

Younger carried out for the Orioles from 1982 to 1987, displaying in 520 video video games and patrolling all three outfield spots. He was one among Baltimore’s best hitters in 1984 and 1985, ending fifth in Rookie of the 12 months voting throughout the former and blasting a career-high 28 residence runs throughout the latter.

Throughout his eight-year career with Baltimore, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Cleveland, Younger hit .247 with 72 homers in 635 video video games.

Younger, an Oakland, California, native, was drafted No. 11 whole by the Orioles throughout the secondary a part of the 1980 January draft. He made his MLB debut at 22 years outdated on Sept. 14, 1982, in the direction of the New York Yankees. He entered as a pinch-runner for Wealthy Dauer throughout the eighth inning, superior to third on a single from rookie Cal Ripken Jr. and scored the game-tying run on a single from Eddie Murray. The Orioles gained the game, 5-4.

He batted merely twice after his call-up in September 1982, largely serving as a pinch-runner. He was promoted as soon as extra within the summertime of 1983 and appeared in 25 video video games that 12 months, largely as a defensive substitute and base runner. Younger spent September on the Orioles’ expanded roster, nevertheless he wasn’t on the playoff roster that gained the membership’s third and newest World Sequence.

Over the next 4 seasons as a starter in Baltimore, Younger hit .255 with 70 residence runs and 214 RBIs. He turned the fifth participant in important league historic previous to hit two extra-inning homers in a single recreation on Could 28, 1987, in Baltimore’s 8-7 win over the California Angels at Memorial Stadium. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter throughout the fifth inning, hit a solo homer throughout the bottom of the tenth to tie the game after which blasted a two-run walk-off prolonged ball to win it.

The Orioles traded Younger to the Phillies sooner than the 1988 season, which he reduce up between Philadelphia and Milwaukee. He carried out for Cleveland in 1989 after which for Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan in 1990, his final 12 months in expert baseball.

Makes an attempt to attain Younger’s family Tuesday afternoon have been unsuccessful.

This story is prone to be updated.