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Encyclopedia > Ralph Terry

Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). Terry is best remembered for giving up the home run to Bill Mazeroski that won the Pittsburgh Pirates the 1960 World Series. January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Big Cabin is a town located in Craig County, Oklahoma, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 293. ... mcv ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... This article is becoming very long. ... For the current season, see 2007 New York Mets season. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ...


In his 12 seasons as a player, Terry posted a career record of 107-99, with 1000 strikeouts, a 3.27 earned run average, 257 games started, 75 games finished, 20 shutouts, 11 saves, and 446 bases on balls in 1849 innings pitched. Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ...


In five World Series (1960-64), Terry posted a record of 2-3, 31 strikeouts and a 2.93 ERA. Both wins came in the 1962 World Series (of which he was named MVP) against the San Francisco Giants, including a 1-0 shutout in Game 7 over Giant ace Jack Sanford. That game—and thus the Series—ended with Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson catching Willie McCovey's line drive with Willie Mays on second and Matty Alou on third; had the ball been hit a foot or so to either side, Richardson could not have caught it and San Francisco would have scored two runs and won the Series. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Troy Union Cities / Trojans (1879-1882) Ballpark AT... Jack Stanley Sanford (May 18, 1929 - March 7, 2000) was a major league right-handed starting pitcher, and later on in his career a relief pitcher as well, for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, and the California Angels. ... Robert Clinton Richardson (born August 19, 1935 in Sumter, South Carolina) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. ... Willie Lee McCovey (born January 10, 1938 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Big Mac and Stretch, is a former slugger and first baseman who played Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics between 1959 and 1980. ... Willie Howard Mays Jr. ... Mateo Rojas Matty Alou (born December 22, 1938 in Haina, Dominican Republic) was a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. ...


After baseball, Terry became a professional golfer. Based on his status as a PGA of America Sectional Champion, he qualified for and played in 4 PGA Tour events in 1981 and 1982. In 1986, he started playing on the Senior Tour.


Highlights

  • All-Star (1962)
  • World Series MVP Award (1962)
  • Led AL in wins [23] and innings pitched [298] (1962)
  • Led AL in batters faced [1191] (1962)
  • Led AL in complete games [18] (1963)
  • Holds New York Yankees record for most Home Runs Allowed in a season (40 in 1962).

The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ...

External links

  • Baseball Reference
  • The Sporting News' Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: Maz
  • The Sporting News' Baseball's 25 Greatest Moments: McCovey Lines Out
  • PGA Tour Statistics
Preceded by
Whitey Ford
World Series MVP
1962
Succeeded by
Sandy Koufax
Preceded by
Whitey Ford
Babe Ruth Award
1962
Succeeded by
Sandy Koufax

 
 

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