Former Yankee pitcher Stafford dies at 63
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Former New York Yankee Bill Stafford, who was the winning pitcher when Roger Maris hit his 61st home run, died of a heart attack last week. He was 63.
Stafford, who died at his home Sept. 19, played eight seasons in the major leagues, compiling a 43-40 record with a 3.52 ERA in 104 starts and 82 relief appearances
He spent his first six seasons with the
New York Yankees and pitched a four-hitter to beat San Francisco 3-2 in
Game 3 of the 1962 World Series, won by the Yankees in seven games.
Stafford was traded to the Kansas City Athletics in June 1966. He finished his career with a 43-40 record, with a 3.52 ERA in 786 innings pitched and 9 saves.