Three-time All-Star pitcher who won the Cy Young in 1958 with a league-leading 21 wins; he also won two World Series Championships with the New York Yankees.
He pitched at East St. Louis Senior High School as a starter and reliever.
He was not known for his control, leading the league in walks three times and issuing more than 100 walks during four separate seasons.
His uncle Ralph also played professional baseball.
Speedy, power-hitting center fielder Mickey Mantle was his teammate on the Yankees.