Rick Mahler, who won nearly 100 games during a 13-year career spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves, died Wednesday. He was 51.
Mahler died of a heart attack in Jupiter, Fla., while preparing for his second season as a minor league pitching coach for the New York Mets, the team said. He was set to join the Mets’ Class A team in Port St. Lucie.
As you will probably remember, Mahler pitched for the Reds during the magical 1990 championship season. He won 7 games that year, including one in the National League Championship Series against the Pirates.
Redleg Nation’s sympathies go out to Mahler’s family.