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2019 Hall of Fame Inductee

Larry Sherry (Z”L)

Larry was a right-handed relief pitcher mostly with the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was most valuable player of the 1959 World Series when the Dodgers won its first championship after relocating from Brooklyn.

In 1961 he was fifth in the National League in saves (15) and games finished (34), and ninth in games pitched (53). In 1962 he was seventh in saves (11) and games pitched (58) Larry, a native of Los Angeles, played with the Tigers 1965 – 1967, and played with Houston
in 1967. He spent his final season playing for the California Angels in 1968.

He ended his career with a record of 53-44 with an ERA of 3.67, 606 strikeouts and 82 saves.

Following retirement, Larry coached the Dodgers’ minor league club, and was the Pittsburgh Pirates coach in 1977 – 1978. He was a member of Angels’ coaching staff in 1979 – 1980.

Larry and his brother Norm, Dodgers’ catcher 1959 – 1962, became first all-Jewish batter in major league history. Larry died in 2006.

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