Former major league pitcher Rick Mahler died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 51.
Mahler, who spent 11 seasons pitching for the Atlanta Braves, was a minor league pitching coach with the New York Mets last season and was slated to hold the same position this year with Single-A St. Lucie.
Mahler pitched 13 years in the league and compiled a 96-111 mark to go along with a 3.99 earned run average. He enjoyed his best season in 1985 with the Braves when he went 17-15. However, he led the league with 18 losses the following season.
Mahler, who is survived by his wife and five children, was also a member of the 1990 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds.
Former Major Leaguer Mahler Dies
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