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Bob Welch (baseball)

American baseball pitcher

Robert Lynn "Bob" Welch (November 3, 1956 – June 9, 2014) was an American professional baseball starting pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1978 until 1987 and Oakland Athletics from 1988 until 1994. He was a two time MLB All-Star. In 1990, he won the American League Cy Young Award as the league's best pitcher.

Welch was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in California.

Welch died after an accidental fall on June 9, 2014 in Seal Beach, California, aged 57.[1][2][3]


  1. "Former Cy Young winner Bob Welch dies". The State. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. Noble, Matty (June 6, 2014). "Former A's, Dodgers pitcher Welch dies at 57". Major League Baseball. Retrieved June 17, 2014.
  3. "Bob Welch's death ruled accidental fall at home". The Seattle Times. September 4, 2014. Retrieved May 25, 2015.

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