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Carlton Francis Willey (June 6, 1931 – July 20, 2009[1]) was an American professional baseball player who pitched eight seasons for the Milwaukee Braves and New York Mets of Major League Baseball. He was a native of Cherryfield, Maine, who threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg). Willey missed the first three months of the 1964 season after having his jaw broken by a line drive hit by Gates Brown during a spring training game.[2]

Carlton Willey
Pitcher
Born: (1931-06-06)June 6, 1931
Cherryfield, Maine
Died: July 20, 2009(2009-07-20) (aged 78)
Ellsworth, Maine
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 30, 1958, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1965, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
Win–loss record38–58
Earned run average3.76
Strikeouts493
Teams

After his playing career ended, Carlton Willey served as a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Willey died of lung cancer on July 20, 2009, in Ellsworth, Maine.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2009-07-21-3725108615_x.htm
  2. ^ "Charlton's Baseball Chronology". www.baseballlibrary.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  3. ^ Ex-Major Leaguer from Maine dies Archived 2009-07-26 at the Wayback Machine Portland Press Herald. Retrieved on July 21, 2009.

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