Rod Scurry

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Rodney Grant Scurry

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During his playing career, pitcher Rod Scurry was plagued by drug problems, particularly cocaine addiction. He died at age 36 of a cocaine-induced heart attack, a week after collapsing during an altercation with police.

Since 1919, Scurry is the only player to pitch in his team's first six games of one season. He did this for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1982.

His son, Rod Scurry, Jr., was drafted in 2008 and pitched in the Colorado Rockies organization.

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