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OBITUARIES / PASSINGS / Carlton Willey

Pitcher had 2 strikeouts in World Series

July 24, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Carlton Willey, 78, a pitcher whose eight-year major league career included a World Series appearance for the Milwaukee Braves in 1958, died Monday of complications from lung cancer, his family members told WABI-TV in Bangor, Maine.

He was a resident of Cherryfield, Maine.

Willey played in the major leagues from 1958 to 1965 after being signed by the Boston Braves in 1951. While playing for the Milwaukee Braves and New York Mets, the right-hander compiled 38 wins and a career 3.76 earned-run average. He was named Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News in 1958 after posting a 9-7 record with the Braves.

He appeared in the 1958 World Series and recorded a pair of strikeouts against the New York Yankees, who won the series in seven games.

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