Houston Chronicle

Former Dodger Williams dies

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Stan Williams, the fearsome All-Star pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series died at 84.

Williams died Saturday at his home in Laughlin, Nev. He was hospitaliz­ed on Feb. 11 and had been in hospice care due to the effects of cardio-pulmonary illness.

Williams also won a World Series title in 1990 as pitching coach with the Cincinnati Reds.

The two-time All-Star righthande­r was part of a powerhouse Los Angeles rotation that included Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Johnny Podres from 1960-62.

Williams, known as the “Big Hurt” because of his penchant for pitching inside, had a record of 109-94 and a 3.48 ERA during his 14-year career.

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