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Rob Derksen was 44

Updated: June 17, 2004, 2:04 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Rob Derksen, the manager of Greece's Olympic baseball team and a scout with the Baltimore Orioles, died Wednesday. He was 44.

Derksen died in the New York area, the Orioles said. The team did not know the cause of death.

Derksen was still under contract with Baltimore while working with the Greek team that was preparing to compete in the Athens Games this summer.

"He was just a good, knowledgeable baseball guy," said Colorado Rockies second baseman Aaron ...

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