Remembering Bo Belinsky

Los Angeles magazine senior writer Steve Oney's article from July, "Fallen Angel," is included in the new Best American Sports Writing 2006 from Houghton Mifflin. It follows the rise and fall of Robert "Bo" Belinsky, who won ten games with the then-Los Angeles Angels in 1962 and never again cracked double-digits. Belinsky threw the Angels' first no-hitter but was more famous for dating movie stars like Ann-Margret and Connie Stevens. The long Hollywood nights finally ruined his career, and alcohol and cocaine did in his life. He landed in Las Vegas and had gotten his act together when he died Nov. 23, 2001 at age 64.

October 27, 2006 12:29 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor

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