Remembering Larry Sherry

Larry Sherry was a pretty big name on the early L.A. Dodgers, winning or saving all four of the team's victories in the 1959 World Series. The next year his brother Norm came up as a catcher and they formed a battery of Sherry and Sherry in several games. The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles delivers an obituary on Larry, who died at age 71 of cancer. He was living in Orange County, where both Sherrys also played later for the Angels, but the Sherry boys grew up on Orange Grove Avenue a block from Fairfax High, their alma mater. Their baseball nicknames were "Rude Jew" (that's Larry, who would knock down hitters with inside pitches) and Jolly Jew. Sandy Koufax was known then as Super Jew.

Speaking of Koufax: Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts reviews Jerry Crowe's piece in the Times on the emergence of the only known audio recording of Sandy's first no-hitter. It was June 30, 1962 against the first-year New York Mets at the new Dodger Stadium, with Casey Stengel managing and Gil Hodges on the bench in the first-base dugout. You can hear Vin Scully call the 9th inning at Dodgers.com (followed on the tape, but not online, by Jerry Doggett's post-game interview of Koufax.) Sandy walked five in the game; John Roseboro was the catcher, and the lineup included Maury Wills, Jim Gilliam, Tommy Davis, Willie Davis and Frank Howard.

December 30, 2006 4:41 PM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

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