Former MLB P Powell dies of self-inflicted gunshot

Updated: October 7, 2009, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- A sheriff's official in Georgia says former major league pitcher Brian Powell has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 35.

Capt. Liz Crowley of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office says Powell died Monday at a hospital in Tallahassee, Fla. Powell was from Bainbridge, Ga.

Powell was 7-18 with a 5.94 ERA in 59 games for Detroit, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia. He last pitched in the majors with the Phillies in 2004 and spent 2005 in Triple-A for Washington.

Powell is survived by his wife and three children.

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