TODAY'S PAPER
75° Good Afternoon
75° Good Afternoon
SportsBaseball

Kevin Hickey dead at 56

Kevin Hickey, who pitched in six major league

Kevin Hickey, who pitched in six major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, has died. He was 56. Credit: AP

CHICAGO -- Kevin Hickey, who pitched in six major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, has died. He was 56.

The team said Hickey died Wednesday at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He had been in intensive care following his transfer from a Dallas hospital last month after missing the team's workout before Opening Day. A cause of death was not disclosed.

Hickey, a left-hander, pitched with the White Sox from 1981-83 and the Orioles from 1989-91, compiling a 9-14 record, 3.91 ERA and 17 saves in 231 relief appearances.

A Chicago native, Hickey didn't play high school baseball. But after competing in 16-inch softball and semipro baseball, he was invited to a Comiskey Park tryout and offered a minor-league contract. He pitched three minor league seasons before making his major league debut.

He had been the White Sox's pre-game instructor since 2004.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports