LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Williams, the fearsome All-Star pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Collection, has died. He was 84.
Williams died Saturday at his residence in Laughlin, Nevada. He was hospitalized on Feb. 11 and had been in hospice care because of the results of cardio-pulmonary sickness, the Dodgers stated Sunday and son Stan Jr. confirmed.
Williams additionally received a World Collection title in 1990 as pitching coach with the Cincinnati Reds.
The 2-time All-Star right-hander was a part of a powerhouse Los Angeles rotation that included Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Johnny Podres from 1960-62.
Williams, generally known as the “Massive Damage” due to his penchant for pitching inside, had a document of 109-94 and a 3.48 ERA throughout his 14-year profession within the majors.
“They all the time talked about my dad being a imply headhunter. He put the uniform on and he modified instantly,” Stan Jr. stated by telephone. “Henry Aaron all the time stated my dad was the hardest man he confronted.”
The youthful Williams, who traveled along with his father each summer time from age 5 to 14, recalled his father dealing with the long run Corridor of Fame slugger in a single sport.
“He was 3-1 on Aaron and simply drilled him,” Williams Jr. stated. “Aaron is on first base and he tried to select him off and drilled him once more.”