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Full Name: Robert Lee Turley Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/215 First Game: September 29, 1951
Birthdate: September 19, 1930 Final Game: September 21, 1963
Birthplace: Troy, Illinois MLB Experience: 12 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on September 19, 1930 in Troy, Illinois, Bob Turley (Robert Lee Turley) played for the St. Louis Browns, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox over the course of his 12 year career. Turley broke into the bigs on September 29, 1951 with the St. Louis Browns, and put up a 3.28 ERA in 60.1 innings pitched in 1953, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Bob Turley's best season was 1958, when he posted a 2.97 ERA, won 21 games and struck out 168 batters. He won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year, the Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in Major League Baseball, and the World Series Most Valuable Player Award.

He wore uniform number 24 on the Browns, 33 when they moved to Baltimore as the Orioles, 19 on the Yankees, 39 on the Angels, and 29 on the Red Sox.

Turley is now a representative for Primerica Financial Services. He lives in his lush home located in the state of Georgia.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1951 STL A 1 1 0 1 7.36 5 6 6 0 0 0 7.1 11 0 3 0 0 0
1953 STL A 10 7 2 6 3.28 61 24 22 3 1 0 60.1 39 4 44 0 2 2
1954 BAL A 35 35 14 15 3.46 185 106 95 14 0 0 247.1 178 7 181 0 5 7
1955 NY A 36 34 17 13 3.06 210 92 84 13 6 1 246.2 168 16 177 4 7 7
1956 NY A 27 21 8 4 5.05 91 76 74 5 1 1 132 138 13 103 0 3 4
1957 NY A 32 23 13 6 2.71 152 59 53 9 4 3 176.1 120 17 85 1 2 9
1958 NY A 33 31 21 7 2.97 168 82 81 19 6 1 245.1 178 24 128 2 6 8
1959 NY A 33 22 8 11 4.32 111 80 74 7 3 0 154.1 141 15 83 3 2 3
1960 NY A 34 24 9 3 3.27 87 67 63 4 1 5 173.1 138 14 87 3 6 5
1961 NY A 15 12 3 5 5.75 48 47 46 1 0 0 72 74 11 51 0 2 4
1962 NY A 24 8 3 3 4.57 42 45 35 0 0 1 69 68 8 47 2 1 4
1963 LA A 19 12 2 7 3.30 70 41 32 3 2 0 87.1 71 5 51 6 2 2
1963 BOS A 11 7 1 4 6.10 35 28 28 0 0 0 41.1 42 6 28 0 1 1
1963 TOT A 30 19 3 11 4.20 105 69 60 3 2 0 128.2 113 11 79 6 3 3
Total 310 237 101 85 3.64 1265 753 693 78 24 12 1712.2 1366 140 1068 21 39 56

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1951 STL A P 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 STL A P 10 0 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1954 BAL A P 35 0 0 7 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .977
1955 NY A P 36 0 0 6 30 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1956 NY A P 27 0 0 3 18 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1957 NY A P 32 23 176.1 13 22 2 1 1 0 4 7 1 .946
1958 NY A P 33 31 245.1 17 26 0 4 0 1 9 14 0 1.000
1959 NY A P 33 22 154.1 11 18 1 1 0 0 3 3 1 .967
1960 NY A P 34 24 173.1 10 21 0 1 0 0 6 5 2 1.000
1961 NY A P 15 12 72 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1.000
1962 NY A P 24 8 69 3 15 0 0 0 1 5 3 1 1.000
1963 LA A P 19 12 87.1 5 11 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 1.000
1963 BOS A P 11 7 41.2 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1.000
1963 TOT A P 30 19 129 9 14 0 1 0 1 5 2 0 1.000
Total P 310 139 1019.1 88 211 9 16 1 3 34 36 5 .971

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1951 STL A 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1953 STL A 10 18 2 5 1 1 .278 .316 .444 0 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 0
1954 BAL A 35 81 8 11 0 5 .136 .157 .160 2 0 2 23 0 6 1 0 0
1955 NY A 36 82 7 11 0 7 .134 .200 .183 4 0 6 21 1 8 0 0 3
1956 NY A 27 46 5 8 0 3 .174 .224 .217 2 0 3 16 0 3 0 0 0
1957 NY A 32 57 4 5 0 0 .088 .212 .088 0 0 8 27 1 2 0 0 0
1958 NY A 33 88 8 12 2 6 .136 .174 .205 0 0 4 35 0 6 0 0 2
1959 NY A 33 46 3 4 0 1 .087 .192 .087 0 0 5 18 1 2 0 0 1
1960 NY A 34 55 4 4 0 1 .073 .105 .091 1 0 2 18 0 2 0 0 0
1961 NY A 15 21 1 2 0 3 .095 .091 .095 0 0 0 11 0 3 0 0 1
1962 NY A 24 12 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 0 0
1963 LA A 19 25 2 4 1 3 .160 .160 .320 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1
1963 BOS A 11 14 0 3 0 2 .214 .214 .214 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1963 TOT A 30 39 2 7 1 5 .179 .179 .282 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 1
Total 310 547 44 69 4 32 .126 .177 .166 10 0 31 191 3 37 1 0 8

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by St. Louis Browns (1948).
  • Traded by Baltimore Orioles with Don Larsen, Billy Hunter and 4 players to be named later to New York Yankees in exchange for Gene Woodling, Harry Byrd, Jim McDonald, Hal Smith, Gus Triandos, Willie Miranda and 4 players to be named later (November 17, 1954); Baltimore Orioles received Bill Miller, Kal Segrist, Don Leppert and Ted Del Guercio (December 1, 1954) and New York Yankees received Mike Blyzka, Darrell Johnson, Jim Fridley and Dick Kryhoski (December 1, 1954).
  • Sold by New York Yankees to Los Angeles Angels (October 29, 1962).
  • Released by Los Angeles Angels (July 24, 1963).
  • Signed by Boston Red Sox (July 24, 1963).
  • Released by Boston Red Sox (October 14, 1963).

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