The widow of the 1976 American League Rookie of the Year, Mark Fidyrch, has filed a lawsuit in connection to his accidental death in 2009. Mark “The Bird” Fidyrch was working on his Mack truck in his garage when his sleeve became tragically caught on the power takeoff shaft. Fidyrch’s widow alleges that the Mack truck was in a “dangerous and defective condition” when it was sold, naming multiple Mack Truck sales and service companies in the complaint.
Wrongful death lawsuit filed by Mark Fidrych’s estate
July 29, 2012