Bob Turley-1958 Cy Young Award Winner/ World Series MVP- Dead At 82

Bob Turley has died at the age of 82 of liver cancer. Bob Turley was the best pitcher in baseball in 1958. He led the American League in wins and winning percentage. He was 21-7 that season with the New York Yankees. He won the Cy Young Award and in the World Series he won the MVP Award. He was only 27 at the time but it would prove to be Bob Turley’s last good season. He would be out of baseball at the age of 32 due to arm trouble. For his career he had a record of 101 and 85 with an ERA of 3.64. He played in the majors for 12 seasons and the biggest chunk of time was with the Yankees. He came up with the St. Louis Browns then to Baltimore, the Yankees 1955-62 before finishing up with the Angels and Red Sox. When he retired he said he would like to be remembered as ” a guy who gave everything he had, a guy who was well-liked and respected by his teammates and opponents, and a guy who didn’t sully the game with controversy.”

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