The entire Baltimore community is mourning the loss of Orioles legend Mike Flanagan today. Several players took to Twitter following the sad news of Flanagan’s death to remember the Baltimore great.
Mike Flanagan was an important person to me & touched the lives of countless people in the baseball family & especially in Baltimore. #RIP
Orioles tradition is rich with stories about Mike Flanagan. His teammates and those around him used the term “Orioles Family” when talking about the impact that he had on the team. Chris Jakubauskas, Zach Britton and Jake Arrieta understood the importance of the history of those great teams in their memories of Flanagan.
Deeply saddened by the loss of Mike Flanagan, devastating time for the entire Oriole family…
The Orioles Family lost a great man today. My thoughts and prayers Go out to the Flanagan family. He Will be missed
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Flanagan family. RIP Flanny.
One of the Orioles young stars, Adam Jones, also honored Flanagan on Twitter. Jones told his followers that he he learned a lot from the lefty veteran Mike Flanagan.
O’s family, fans, supporters lost a great man today in Mike Flanagan. Learned alot from Flanny in my 3+ years in Bmore. Ur missed ALOT #46
Orioles ace Jeremy Guthrie, who wears Flanny’s number 46, tweeted about the legacy that Flanagan leaves behind here in Baltimore and the importance of honoring his number.
From day I was given #46 as Oriole,the fans always reminded me of the legacy Mike Flanagan left behind.This is a sad day for #Orioles family
Last night Guthrie honored Flanagan by earning a win against the Twins in a seven inning, five hit, one run outing.