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Rick Mahler Dead at 51

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A shame:

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 at home in Jupiter, Fla., while preparing for his second season as a minor league pitching coach for the New York Mets, the team said

Mahler was the kind of guy Cincinnati fans love the most - not a ton of talent, but a workhorse nonetheless.  Rick was a member of the 1990 World Championship team, and was a class act by all accounts.  It's sad to see him go at such a young age.