Monday, April 1, 2013

'Bullet' Bob Turley passes away at 82

"Bullet" Bob Turley, the 1958 Cy Young award winner and World Series MVP passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. He was 82.

Turley broke in with the St. Louis Browns in 1951 and followed the franchise to Baltimore during their inaugural season. He was later traded to the New York Yankees in a 17 player mega-deal that included Don Larsen. Turley pitched until 1963, compiling a career record of 101-85 with 1,265 strikeouts. His passing leaves only 27 players that wore the uniform of the St. Louis Browns in the major leagues.

In retirement, he remained a fan favorite, graciously obliging his fans when he returned for Yankees Old Timers Day. “I can’t understand some of these players today,” he said. “Nothing ever bothered me, signing autographs, doing interviews. You have all the privacy you want when you get out of the game.”

Click here to read excerpts from a 2009 interview with Turley where he discusses how his maturity as a pitcher allowed him to achieve his Cy Young award winning season.

1 comment:

  1. March 30th, perhaps? I'm hoping this was just a typo..