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Vern Law
Pitcher
Born: March 12, 1930 (1930-03-12) (age 79)
Meridian, Idaho
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
June 11, 1950 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 20, 1967 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–Loss record     162–147
Earned run average     3.77
Strikeouts     1,092
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Vernon Sanders Law (born March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for 16 seasons (1950-1951 and 1954-1967) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Law was a member of the National League All Star Team in 1960. He won the Cy Young Award, and led the National League in complete games that year.

His son Vance Law also played in the Major Leagues, primarily as a utility infielder.

Law currently lives in Provo, Utah. He is the pitching coach for Provo High School (PHS) varsity baseball team (PHS is located across the street from BYU where his son is the head coach), and is an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). During his playing career, Law was tagged with the nickname "Deacon" by Pirate broadcaster Bob Prince because he is a member of the ordained priesthood of the LDS Church.

Vern Law has been credited with saying, "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins." and "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."[1]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Nathan, David H. (2000). The McFarland Baseball Quotations Dictionary. McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786408887.  

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Preceded by
Don Drysdale
Joe Torre
Major League Player of the Month
August 1959 (with Willie McCovey)
June 1965 (with Willie Stargell)
Succeeded by
Eddie Mathews
Pete Rose
Preceded by
Early Wynn
Cy Young Award
1960
Succeeded by
Whitey Ford
Preceded by
Ken Boyer
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
1965
Succeeded by
Brooks Robinson
Preceded by
none
NL Comeback Player of the Year
1965
Succeeded by
Phil Regan
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