Former Dodger Williams dies
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.