Fan remembers Tigers pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in new book

Jul 19, 2013

Mark Fidrych joined the Detroit Tigers in 1976. He was known for his antics on the mound, and for shaking hands with nearly everyone after games.
Credit Flickr/Ed McDonald

Mark Fidrych is one of the biggest stars in baseball history. In 1976, the legendary Detroit Tigers pitcher took baseball and the sports world by storm. His 19 wins brought him Rookie of the Year honors and an All-Star game appearance.

A new book "The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych" by lifelong Tigers fan Doug Wilson remembers the Tiger great, who died in 2009.

WKAR's Al Martin recently spoke with Wilson about his memory of Fidrych's baseball career.