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Pitcher Larry Sherry Signs with Dodgers

Feb. 18, 1963 - Larry Sherry (pictured with Don Drysdale), the No. 1 candidate to be the Los Angeles Dodgers’ fourth starter, today became the 38th Dodger to come to terms for ’63. Inexplicably, the 27-year-old right-hander was subjected to an unannounced pay slash. Sherry was paid approximately $25,000 last year when he had a 7-3 record plus a flock of saves in relief. Commenting on the cut, Dodger general manager Buzzie Bavasi said, “Larry has a very good chance to get his money back before the season ends. All he has to do is produce.” Only two Dodgers remain unsigned — Bill (Moose) Skowron and Frank Howard. Both are in Florida already, and Bavasi says he will line them up next weekend.


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