Pitcher for White Sox, A’s

Los Angeles Times - - Obituaries - Bob Shaw — times staff and wire re­ports news.obits@latimes.com

For­mer ma­jor league pitcher Bob Shaw, 77, who de­feated Sandy Ko­ufax and the Dodgers in Game 5 of the first World Se­ries played in Los An­ge­les, died Thurs­day, said a spokes­woman for the Tay­lor & Modeen Fu­neral Home in Jupiter, Fla. No cause was given.

Shaw had the best sea­son of his 11-year ma­jor league ca­reer in 1959, when the Chicago White Sox won the Amer­i­can League cham­pi­onship. The righthander was 18-6.

He started Game 2 of the World Se­ries and lost 4-3. But he pitched a gem in Game 5 in front of a record crowd of 92,706 at the Coli­seum. Shaw gave up nine hits but no runs, pitch­ing into the eighth in­ning.

The White Sox won, 1-0, with Ko­ufax tak­ing the loss.

The Dodgers won the se­ries, how­ever, in six games.

Robert John Shaw was born June 29, 1933, in the Bronx, N.Y. He also pitched for the Tigers, Ath­let­ics, Braves, Giants, Mets and Cubs, re­tir­ing af­ter the 1967 sea­son.

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