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Richard "Turk" Farrell
Birth: Apr. 8, 1934
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1977

Major League Baseball Player. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound right-hander made his debut with the Philadelphia Phillies as a starter late in the 1956 season. The following year began a string of 258 appearances as a reliever. He was 10-2 with a 2.38 earned run average in his first full season. He pitched in the 1958 All-Star Game and struck out four of the seven batters he faced, including Ted Williams. On May 4, 1961, he was traded with infielder Joe Koppe to the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Don Demeter and infielder Charlie Smith. That offseason, he was chosen by the Houston Colt 45s in the expansion draft. He became a starter again and was 10-20 with a 3.02 earned run average and a career-high 241 innings pitched in 1962. Farrell improved to 14-13 with a 3.02 ERA and 202 innings pitched in 1963. He returned to the bullpen when the Phillies reacquired him for cash on May 8, 1967. In 14 years he was 106-111 with a 3.45 ERA and 83 saves. After baseball, he worked on an offshore oil rig in Great Britain. He died in a car accident in Great Yarmouth, England. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
Burial:
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Coons
Record added: Mar 10, 2006
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