04/15/09 5:15 PM ET
Services announced for Fidrych
Visitation on Thursday, funeral Friday in pitcher's hometown
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
Visitation for the former Tigers pitcher will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. ET at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Fidrych's hometown of Northborough, Mass. Funeral services will take place Friday at 11 a.m. at the same church.
In lieu of flowers, donations are being encouraged to two nonprofit groups:
Cape Cod Fall Classic Genesis Fund
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, Mass., 02451
Donations can also be made to:
Wertz Warriors (benefitting Special Olympics)
PO Box 1132
Mt. Clemens, Mich., 48046
Fans, players and club officials at Comerica Park remembered Fidrych before Wednesday's Tigers game against the White Sox with a video tribute on the stadium scoreboard, followed by a moment of silence.
Fidrych, who became a sensation in Detroit by winning 19 games and dazzling fans during his rookie season of 1976, passed away Monday on his farm in Northborough in what is believed to be an accident. An investigation reportedly is ongoing.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.