Bob Turley, 82, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who won the Cy Young Award in 1958 after rallying the New York Yankees past the Milwaukee Braves in the World Series, died of liver cancer Saturday in Atlanta, his family told the Baltimore Sun.
Turley pitched one season for the Baltimore Orioles, 1954, leading the American League with 185 strikeouts while compiling a 14-15 record and a 3.46 earned-run average.
Then "Bullet Bob," as he came to be known, was traded to the Yankees in a 17-player deal that also sent pitcher Don Larsen to New York. In 1955 he joined a powerhouse Yankees team that featured Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford.
The 6-foot, 2-inch, 215-pound Turley played eight seasons in New York but made his greatest mark in 1958. He went 21-7 with a 2.97 ERA in the regular season, leading the league in victories and complete games, with 19. He threw six shutouts and struck out 168.