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Pitchers That Excelled After Joining the Yankees: Bob Turley and Don Larsen

winning a record five consecutive World Series from 1949-53, the New York Yankees won 103 games in 1954, only to finish a distant second to the Cleveland Indians.

That was unacceptable to Yankees’ owners Dan Topping and Del Webb.

On Nov. 17, 1954, general manager George Weiss and Paul Richards of the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest trade in history.

Right-handed pitchers Bob Turley and Don Larsen were the Yankees’ key acquisitions.

Bob Turley

Turley had a "cup of coffee” with the St. Louis Browns in 1951. Known as “Bullet Bob” because he threw aspirin tablets,Turley was 14-15 with a 3.46 ERA, a 104 ERA+ and a 1.451 WHIP.

He led the league in strikeouts with 185, ...

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