HAYS POST, LARNED, KANSAS, Mar 16, 2022
The baseball world is mourning the death of Ralph Terry who died Wednesday in Larned, where he lived for many years following a successful major league baseball career.
Terry pitched for the New York Yankees, Kansas City A’s, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets.
He led the American League with 23 victories in 1962 and was the MVP of the 1962 World Series, according to the Yankee web site.
Terry is also best known for pitching the walk-off home run to Bill Mazeroski that won the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Terry was 86. SOURCE.
Ralph Terry is the only pitcher to throw the final pitch in two World Series Game Sevens.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ralph Willard Terry (January 9, 1936 – March 16, 2022) was an American right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for four teams from 1956 to 1967, most notably the New York Yankees.
He was a member of the Yankees pitching rotation on five consecutive league champions from 1960 to 1964, enjoying his best season in 1962 when he was named to his only All-Star team, going on to lead the American League with 23 victories.
In the 1962 World Series he was named the Most Valuable Player after posting wins in two of the last three games, including a 1–0 shutout in the decisive Game Seven.
He is also notable for surrendering a walk-off home run to Bill Mazeroski that won the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Terry also played for the Kansas City Athletics, Cleveland Indians, and New York Mets. He later enjoyed a successful career as a professional golfer.