Bob Welch, who won 211 major league games and whose 27 wins in 1990 have not been duplicated in the years since, died after suffering a heart attack at his home, Monday evening, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced.

Welch, the 1990 Cy Young Award winner for the Oakland Athletics, was 57.

"This is a sad day for the entire A's organization," said Billy Beane, the A's vice president and general manager, and a teammate of Welch's on the A's 1989 World Series winning team. "Those of us who knew Bob as a teammate and a friend will miss him greatly. My condolences go out to his family."

Welch posted a 211-146 record in 17 major league seasons, winning World Series titles with the A's and Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981. He came to the A's in a trade before the 1988 season, and two years later had a career year.

In 1990, Welch was the AL Cy Young winner after going 27-6 with a 2.95 earned-run average for an A's team that won 103 games, but got swept by the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series, ending a run of three consecutive pennants.

Since Welch won 27 games, the major league high for wins in a season is 24, achieved three times.

Welch is survived by his sons Dylan (25) and Riley (23), daughter Kelly (18) and former wife Mary Ellen.

After his playing career ended in 1994, Welch went on to several coaching jobs in baseball, and served as the pitching coach for the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks, who won the World Series.