Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bullet Bob Turley Passes On


They called him “Bullet Bob,” and if any proof were needed beyond the 1,265 strikeouts and 101 wins he racked up in 12 seasons in the American League, it was provided early in his career by a DuMont cathode-ray oscilloscope, whose photoelectric eye clocked his fastball at 94 to 98 miles an hour.
Bob Turley, who lived in Alpharetta, Ga., died of liver cancer in hospice care at Lenbrook, a retirement community in Atlanta.
On a Casey Stengel Yankee All Star team loaded with legends — including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Hank Bauer, Moose Skowron and Elston Howard — Turley was a mainstay of a pitching staff led by Whitey Ford and Don Larsen, whose perfect game in the 1956 World Series symbolized a golden era of Yankee dominion.
Terry Turley told the AP that his father, one of the last St Louis Browns as well,  will be missed all over.      

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