Mahler made five Opening Day starts for Braves

Updated: March 2, 2005, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

VIERA, Fla. -- Rick Mahler, who won nearly 100 games during a 13-year career spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves, died Wednesday. He was 51.

Mahler died of a heart attack at home in Jupiter, Fla., while preparing for his second season as a minor league pitching coach for the New York Mets, the team said. He was set to rejoin the Mets' Class-A team in Port St. Lucie.

New York pitcher Tom Glavine telephoned the Braves to inform them of his former teammate's death shortly before Atlanta ...

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