was born on February 17, 1930 in Durham, N.C. I played my
entire career in the National League, starting with Brooklyn
in 1955, then out to Los Angeles in 1958, New York in 1962,
St. Louis in 1964, Cincinnati in 1965, and Philadelphia
A tall lanky pitcher, I stood 6'4" and weighed 185 lbs
in my playing days. My career totals were 74 Wins,
98 Losses, and a 3.83 ERA in 368 games played (186 Games
I pitched in four World Series games (2 w/ BKN in '55 &
'56, with LA in '59, and STL in '64) and went 2 & 2
with a 6.49 ERA.
Unlike today's pitchers, on July 9th, 1959, I came on in
relief and pitched 11 innings, giving up only three hits,
and no runs to beat the Braves 4-3. But, times change,
and relief appearances shortened. I know, because after
playing, I became a manager.
For ten years I managed two different NL teams, the Padres
in '78 & '79, and the hated rivals of my Dodgers, the
SF Giants, from '85 to '92. We made the World Series only
once by knocking off the Cubs in '89, but got jolted by
the Bash Brothers, and the Earthquake, and lost four straight
to the Oakland A's.