Mike Flanagan's death ruled a suicide

Updated: August 26, 2011, 2:40 AM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Former Cy Young Award winner Mike Flanagan died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the Maryland medical examiner ruled Thursday.

A police investigation revealed that the 59-year-old pitcher was upset about financial issues. He left no note.

Flanagan's body was found Wednesday afternoon about 250 feet behind his home. An investigation showed he was home alone when he took his life.

"It's very tragic. He was a good friend. I just wished I'd ...

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