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Curt Blefary dead at 52

Updated: January 30, 2001, 2:46 PM ET
Associated Press

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Curt Blefary, the 1965 American League Rookie of the Year, has died after a long illness at age 57.

Blefary, a member of the Baltimore team that won the 1966 World Series, died Sunday night of chronic pancreatitis and other related ailments at his home, according to his widow, Lana Blefary.

"It's good that his suffering is over now," she said.

Blefary played eight seasons in the major leagues with the Orioles (1965-68), Houston Astros (1969), New York Yankees (1970-71), ...

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