Bob Shaw, a major league pitcher best known for helping shut out Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1959 World Series, has died. He was 77.
Shaw died of liver cancer at his home near Jupiter, Fla., on Thursday, his son Glenn Shaw said Sunday.
In eleven years in the major leagues, Shaw pitched for the Tigers, Athletics, Braves, Giants, Mets and Cubs. His best season was in 1959, when he went 18-6 with a 2.69 ERA for the White Sox. The team made it to the World Series, but fell behind 3-1 to the Dodgers.