6/28/10

R.I.P. - P Jerry Stephenson

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Jerry Stephenson, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox in the 1967 World Series, has died. He was 66.



Family spokesman Steve Brener said Monday that Stephenson died Sunday at his home in Anaheim of cancer.


Stephenson was 8-19 with Boston, the Seattle Pilots and the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven-year career. His best season was 1967, when he went 3-1 with one save for the "Impossible Dream" Red Sox. He then made one relief appearance against St. Louis in the World Series, which Boston lost in seven games.



Stephenson scouted for the Dodgers for 25 years and spent the last 14 years scouting for the Red Sox. He retired in October and had been a consultant for Boston since then.



The right-hander was signed by Boston out of Anaheim High School as an amateur free agent in 1961 and made his major league debut two years later at age 19. Stephenson spent five years with the Red Sox, pitching in Game 4 of the World Series. He allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.

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