Monday, April 01, 2013

"Bullet Bob" Turley dead at age 82

"Bullet Bob" Turley died on March 30, 2013. He was one of LBE's favorite ballplayers, in part because of the magical season of 1958.

An earlier IPBiz post
Remembering "Bullet Bob" Turley
noted how Turley recovered from a disastrous "game 2" in the 1958 World Series to win game 5,
save game 6, and win game 7.

In other World Series performances, Turley was the hard luck game 6 loser in 1956 (losing 1-0 in 10 innings in the game after Larsen's
perfect game), and Turley was the winner in the 16-3 blowout in the 1960 series (the last World Series win for Turley; Larsen would win in 1962, against the Yankees, 6 years after the perfect game.

See Bob Turley, Cy Young winner and seasonal Marco resident, dies at 82 and Passings: Bob Turley and
1958 Cy Young Award winner and World Series MVP Bob Turley dies at 82

Turley pitched, and won, the first game the Baltimore Orioles played in Baltimore.

Gus Triandos, who was involved in the trade that brought Turley from Baltimore to New York, died on March 28, 2013. See
Goodbye Gus Triandos & Bob Turley.

Of the trade (the one involving the most players in baseball history) November 17, 1954: Triandos was traded by the New York Yankees with players to be named later, Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Willy Miranda, Hal Smith and Gene Woodling to the Baltimore Orioles for players to be named later, Billy Hunter, Don Larsen and Bob Turley. The New York Yankees sent Bill Miller (December 1, 1954), Kal Segrist (December 1, 1954), Don Leppert (December 1, 1954) and Ted Del Guercio (minors) (December 1, 1954) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade. The Baltimore Orioles sent Mike Blyzka (December 1, 1954), Darrell Johnson (December 1, 1954), Jim Fridley (December 1, 1954) and Dick Kryhoski (December 1, 1954) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.


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