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Larry Sherry

(1935 - 2006)

Lawrence Sherry was a Jewish American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Sherry spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers. He is most famous for being named the Most Valuable Player of the 1959 World Series. Sherry completed all four Dodger victories during the Series, winning two of them, and had a 0.71 ERA in 12-2/3 innings. This was the Dodgers first championship since relocating from Brooklyn just two years earlier. Sherry and his brother Norm, a Dodgers catcher from 1959 to 1962, became the first all-Jewish battery in major league history. Sherry retired with a record of 53-44, 606 strikeouts, 82 saves and a 3.67 ERA in 416 games and 799-1/3 innings.

Sources: Wikipedia