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Title: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: bklynmike101 on February 22, 2021, 12:43:44 PM
Another vital part of the classic LA Dodgers rotation of the early 60's - Stan Williams has passed. Back in his prime, he was a terrific middle to back of rotation starter with LA. Also appeared with NYY and a few other teams with some good seasons post Dodgers era. Blue base on '60 Topps card.  To me he was kind of  a next generation Podres, behind Koufax and Drysdale.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: JoeC on February 23, 2021, 08:04:09 AM
Big and tall like Don Drysdale, he never quite reached Don's production. Still, a very fine pitcher, especially in his Dodgers years. Brooklyn signed him out of Denver at age 17 in 1954. He was in the Majors by 22.

One of his best moments was in that 1959, three game playoff against Milwaukee. He came on in relief and threw 3 scoreless innings in that highly-pressurized situation. Winning pitcher when LA won it in the 12th inning.

Anyone remember who he was traded for in a Dodgers-Yankees swap in 1962?


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: Robb_K on February 23, 2021, 12:39:30 PM
Big and tall like Don Drysdale, he never quite reached Don's production. Still, a very fine pitcher, especially in his Dodgers years. Brooklyn signed him out of Denver at age 17 in 1954. He was in the Majors by 22.

One of his best moments was in that 1959, three game playoff against Milwaukee. He came on in relief and threw 3 scoreless innings in that highly-pressurized situation. Winning pitcher when LA won it in the 12th inning.

Anyone remember who he was traded for in a Dodgers-Yankees swap in 1962?
That would have HAD to have been the Bill Skowron trade.  I can't remember any other Dodgers-Yankees trade anywhere near around that time.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: bklynmike101 on February 23, 2021, 12:52:56 PM
Moose. And as Casey might say: That deal didn't do no good for nobody!


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: JoeC on February 23, 2021, 01:15:53 PM
Skowron is right. That was a straight up, one for one, trade.

Skowron hit .203 in his one season in LA, and lost the starting 1B job.  Moose was sold to Washington after the '63 season.

Williams went 10-13 in two years with the Yanks, splitting his appearances between starting and relief work.  3.20 ERA in '63 and 3.81 in '64. Stan was sold to Cleveland in the Spring of '65.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: bklynmike101 on February 23, 2021, 08:22:07 PM
Stan had a few more good comeback years in him.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: doctordoowop on February 24, 2021, 01:15:01 AM
His knick  name  in LA was"Singer throwing machine."  Jeff Torberg caught his   nohitter.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: bklynmike101 on February 24, 2021, 11:59:13 AM
Why Singer sewing machine?


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: doctordoowop on February 25, 2021, 12:20:30 AM
How many members are here? same 4 comment on sports.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: JoeC on February 25, 2021, 07:57:47 AM
How many members are here? same 4 comment on sports.
You're right about that (the four guys talking to each other).

And, if it weren't for krobi's posts on the Doo Wop board,how many posters are there? The four of us + krobi, mjynht, jp and Gino?

While you're here, though, what about Mike's question to you about the Singer Sewng Machine name? Piqued my interest too.


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: doctordoowop on February 26, 2021, 06:24:50 PM
Play on words-- Singer sewing machine  became  Singer throwing machine. I guess because of  similar rhyming


Title: Re: Stan Williams RIP
Post by: bklynmike101 on February 27, 2021, 01:21:47 PM
Looks like I unwittingly "typoed" the answer to my own question. The mind boggles.....