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Stan Williams, Fearsome Pitcher For LA Dodgers, Dies At 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Williams, the fearsome All-Star pitcher who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the 1959 World Series, has died.

He was 84. The team says he died Saturday at his home in Laughlin, Nevada. Williams also won a World Series title in 1990 as pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds.

The two-time All-Star was part of a powerhouse rotation that included Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Johnny Podres from 1960-62. Williams was known as the "Big Hurt" because of his penchant for pitching inside.