|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1933|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 2010|
Palm Beach County
Major League Baseball Player. For eleven seasons (1957 to 1967), he was a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics, Milwaukee Braves, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. Born Robert John Shaw, he attended St. Lawrence University and was signed by Detroit as an amateur free agent in 1953; he was promoted to the Major Leagues on August 11th, 1957, and appeared in 7 games that season. In 1959 while with the White Sox, he recorded 18 victories (the first of 6 double-digit win seasons during his career), and led the American League with a .750 winning percentage, finishing third in voting for the Cy Young Award. He was a key component of the 1959 American League Pennant-winning White Sox pitching staff, which also included Early Wynn, Billy Pierce and Dick Donovan; Shaw pitched in 14 innings during the World Series, compiling a 1 win 1 loss record, with a 2.57 ERA, in 2 games. One of the highlights during that series was Shaw outlasting Sandy Koufax (score 1-0) in front of a record crowd of 92,706 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in game five. In 1962, he earned National League All-Star status while with the Braves. In 430 career regular season games, he compiled a 108 win 98 loss record, with a lifetime 3.52 ERA, in 1,778 innings pitched. Following his playing career, he served as an instructor with the Dodgers' organization, and coached on the Milwaukee Brewers' staff in 1973. In addition, Shaw worked in the real estate industry. He died from cancer. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Sep 26, 2010
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18 and 6 and a masterful game in the 1959 World Series. Go Go White Sox!|
Added: Sep. 23, 2012
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I never knew you had left us! I read today where Barry Wilkins just passed away as well. You were a great pitcher Bob. Thanks for the memories.|
Added: Jun. 29, 2011
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