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Why, then, did Bechler die of heatstroke, during a half-mile run, in his first week in Spring Training?

On Sunday, heat illness claimed yet another victim in the world of sport, 23-year-old Oriole pitching prospect Steve Bechler. According to reports, he was a little over halfway through a run when he stopped and leaned against a fence. He was observed to be pale, disoriented and complained of nausea. He was taken to the clubhouse by the Orioles medical staff and subsequently sent by ambulance to a hospital, where his condition continued to deteriorate and he died the next morning. The preliminary cause of death was listed as "multiple system organ failure caused by heatstroke."

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Any time a young person dies, it is a tragedy. In Bechler's case, he leaves a young wife expecting their first child in a little over a month.

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