Born ? July 25, 1935 ~ December 17, 2006
Resided In ? Mission Viejo, California.
Larry Sherry, Most Valuable Player of the Dodgers’ 1959 World Series championship, died Sunday, December 17, 2006 of cancer at age 71.
In 1959, Larry Sherry became a household name in Los Angeles as a result of his World Series heroics. He was the winning pitcher in the fourth and sixth games and won Series MVP honors. Larry had a 53-44 lifetime record with a 3.67 ERA in 400 relief appearances and 16 starts. He pitched for the Dodgers from 1958-63, and he later played for the Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros and California Angels before retiring in 1968. He had a career-high 20 saves for the Tigers in 1966.
Larry Sherry’s wife of 47 years, Sally, died three years ago. He is survived by his loving daughter, Suzanne; beloved son, Scott;; five granddaughters, Tawney, Tracey, Brooke, Lauren, and Elle, and three brothers Stan, Norm, and George.
Larry was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Larry’s memory to Mission Hospital Foundation – Oncology Department, 27700 Medical Center Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6426. 949 364-1400. Or the charity of your choice in Larry’s memory.