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In the Armstrong Conference Room.
In the summer of 1976, America was enthralled by a tall, lanky, curly-haired young pitcher for the Detroit Tigers whose resemblance to Big Bird gave him a lasting nickname. As with all meteors, Fidrych faded rapidly. Injuries hampered him, but his legend has not died, testimony to his incandescent personality and disdain for material things. Author Doug Wilson tells the Bird’s story in this biography of the Massachusetts native whose antics included tending to his own pitching mound during games and allegedly talking to the baseball, and whose career and life ended too soon.