ATLANTA, Ga. (KMOX) – A Metro-East native who went on to win two World Series titles with the New York Yankees in the 1950’s, plus a Cy Young Award, has died.
“Bullet Bob” Turley was 82.
Turley’s first major league team was the St. Louis Browns (1951, 1953) and it earned him a place in the lyrics of the song “St. Louis Browns” by Skip Battin: “They had a no-hit pitcher. He pitched a real humdinger. But, Bob Turley got too surly, and they traded him too early.”
Turley was born in Troy, Illinois and raised in East St. Louis.
During his time in New York, he appeared in several media venues — including an episode of the game show “It’s News to Me” with Walter Cronkite. Click here to see it.
Turley died Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia.