Bob Turley, a former New York Yankees pitcher and an American League Cy Young Award winner, died Saturday at age 82 in Atlanta of liver cancer.
The hard-throwing Turley won 101 games and had 1,265 strikeouts in a 12-year career that included three All-Star appearances.
His best season came in 1958 when he received the Cy Young Award after winning 21 games with a 2.97 ERA and had six shutouts in 19 complete games and 31 starts.
That same year, Turley also was named World Series Most Valuable Player after he pitched a shutout in Game 5 against the Milwaukee Braves, posted a 10th-inning save in Game 6 and won Game 7 with 6 2/3 scoreless innnings of relief.
Turley ended his career, which included stints with the Browns, Orioles, Red Sox and Angels, with a 101-85 record and a 3.64 ERA.