Larry Sherry

Larry Sherry

July 25, 1935 - December 17, 2006

Larry Sherry

July 25, 1935 - December 17, 2006



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.

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10 responses to Larry Sherry

  1. Chris Ross says:

    Larry was great neighbor. We lived next door for 35 years. He was a good friend, helped my family frequently and although he never gave me that golf lesson I will miss having him here. Chris Ross

  2. Chris Ross says:

    My thoughts, prayers and condolences to Suzi, Scott and their families. I have many fond memories of Larry. He was one of the “cool” Dad’s on the block when I was a kid. Especially memorable are the times that he worked with me out in front of the house on my Curve-Ball, Slider and Change-up. I had know clue what I was doing when I was pitching. I was just throwing the ball. Larry got me on track. It didn’t get me to the “Bigs” but, it did get me to the American Legion All Star game at Anaheim Stadium in ’76! He will be missed.

  3. We are deeply sorry for your loss.He will be truly missed.

  4. Bo Kehrer says:

    I didn’t know Larry but followed his baseball career. My deepest sympathies go out to my co-workers Mike and Suzie Wallace. Current players in professional sports should pay more attention to sports “legends” such as Larry Sherry who was a true sportsman and a great person. I lost my father about 4 years ago so I know a little about what Mike and Suzie are feeling right now. All the best as life goes on.

    P.S. I gotta feeling they play baseball in heaven.

  5. Dear Norm, Linda and Family, We would like to express our sorrow over your brothers passing, and hope that you can find peace and are able to enjoy some happiness this holiday season. We miss you all, Love Amy, David, Christine and Stephen

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