RHP 1958-68 Dodgers , Tigers, Astros, Angels
A 24-year-old rookie reliever called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the midst of
the 1959 pennant race, Sherry went 7-2, won the first game of a best-of-three playoff
with the Braves, and became the hero of the World Series. Relieving in all four Dodger
victories, he recorded saves in Games Two and Three, and wins in Games Four and Six.
In 12-2/3 innings of work, he allowed just one run and eight hits. For the first
time in Series history, no member of either club's staff pitched a complete game.
power pitcher who threw a slider at several speeds, Sherry led the NL with 13 relief
wins in 1960. He recorded 82 career saves, with a high of 20 for Detroit in 1966.
He later returned to the Dodger organization as a minor league coach. Sherry was
born with two club feet, but his problem was corrected by surgery when he was six.
reserve catcher Norm Sherry, was a Dodger teammate from 1959 to 1962.