Steve Bechler, 2003 News
23, Baltimore Orioles pitcher, died in February of multi-organ failure caused by complications from heatstroke. He collapsed during a spring-training workout. An autopsy later revealed that the weight-loss supplement ephedra contributed to his death. The finding renewed a controversy over the safety of the herb, which is banned by the National Football League, the International Olympic Committee, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, but not Major League Baseball.