Eight-time MLB All-Star who pitched for 21 seasons with nine different teams.
He served in World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and earned a Purple Heart.
He was once released from a team because the catchers could not handle his knuckleball.
He had three children with his wife Peggy.
On January 14, 1963, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in a a package deal that sent Luis Aparicio to the Baltimore Orioles.