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Ralph Terry
Pitcher
Born: January 9, 1936 (1936-01-09) (age 74)
Big Cabin, Oklahoma
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 6, 1956 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
April 14, 1967 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     107-99
Earned run average     3.62
Strikeouts     1,000
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). Terry is best remembered for giving up the home run to Bill Mazeroski that won the Pittsburgh Pirates the 1960 World Series.

In his 12 seasons as a player, Terry posted a career record of 107-99, with 1000 strikeouts, a 3.27 earned run average, 257 games started, 75 games finished, 20 shutouts, 11 saves, and 446 bases on balls in 1849 innings pitched.

In five World Series (1960-64), Terry posted a record of 2-3, 31 strikeouts and a 2.93 ERA. Both wins came in the 1962 World Series (of which he was named MVP) against the San Francisco Giants, including a 1-0 shutout in Game 7 over Giant ace Jack Sanford. That game—and thus the Series—ended with Yankee second baseman Bobby Richardson catching Willie McCovey's line drive with Willie Mays on second and Matty Alou on third; had the ball been hit a foot or so to either side, Richardson could not have caught it and San Francisco would have scored two runs and won the Series.

After baseball, Terry became a professional golfer. Based on his status as a PGA of America Sectional Champion, he qualified for and played in four PGA Tour events in 1981 and 1982. In 1986, he started playing on the Senior PGA Tour. His best finish was a tie for 10th at the 1989 Showdown Classic.

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Preceded by
Whitey Ford
American League Wins Champion
1962
Succeeded by
Whitey Ford
Preceded by
Whitey Ford
World Series MVP
1962
Succeeded by
Sandy Koufax
Preceded by
Whitey Ford
Babe Ruth Award
1962
Succeeded by
Sandy Koufax
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