Richard “Turk” Farrell

Richard “Turk” Farrell

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 10 Jun 1977 (aged 43)
Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth Borough, Norfolk, England
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 409, Memory Lawn, Lot 120, Grave 5
Memorial ID 13583471 · View Source
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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

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