Ryne Duren

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Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jan 6, 2011 (81)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1929
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jan 6, 2011 (81)

About

All-Star Yankees pitcher who had coke-bottle glasses and a 100-mph fastball.

Before Fame

He was drafted by the St. Louis Browns, and pitched one game for them in 1954 before being traded to the Kansas City Athletics, and in 1957 the Yankees.

Trivia

Many batters were initially wary of him because of his combination of poor vision and fast pitches.

Family Life

His nephew Blackie Lawless was the singer with the heavy metal band W.A.S.P.

Associated With

Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg was named after him.