Yank Terry

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Lancelot Terry

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Yank Terry, born Lancelot Terry, pitched five years for the Boston Red Sox, mostly during wartime. A little more than half his appearances were as a starter. He was 20-28 with a 4.09 ERA over this period. He had one winning season in 1942 at 6-5 and a 3.92 ERA.

Yank had 13 seasons in professional baseball (1934-1946). Ten of those were in the minors where he went 85-77. His best year came in 1941 with the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League, when he went 26-8 with a 2.31 ERA. he was the league's Most Valuable Player that year. Most of Yank's playing time was spent in the Pacific Coast League and the American Association.

Most major league players with the last name "Terry" have been pitchers, including Adonis Terry, Ralph Terry, John Terry, and Scott Terry.

After baseball Terry owned and operated Yank's Sportsman's Store in Bedford, IN. Lancelot Yank Terry died from cancer on November 4, 1979 in Bloomington, IN.

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