Ralph Terry (2015)

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Ralph Terry grew up in Chelsea, Oklahoma and attended Chelsea High School, graduating in 1953. He played football, basketball and baseball at Chelsea. Following high school he signed a contract with the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent. He split time between minor league baseball and college where he played basketball at Northeastern A&M College, 1954-1956. He made his major league debut in 1956. While in New York, he played on multiple American League Pennant championship teams, 1956, 1957 and 1960–1964. Terry was a two-time World Series champion with the Yankees, 1961, and 1962, earning World Series MVP honors in 1962. Ralph also won the Babe Ruth Award and was named 1962 Pro Athlete of the Year.  He was a two-time All-Star, and led the league in wins in 1962. . Ralph had 107 career wins, 1,000 strikeouts, 11 saves, 20 shutouts and a 3.62 Earned Run Average.  In five World Series appearances, Terry posted a 2-3 record, 31 strikeouts and a 2.93 ERA. After baseball, Ralph became a golf professional, and qualified for, four PGA Tour events. He also played in 96 Senior Tour Events and had a top ten finish.