Astros in the Sky
Born: Jul 25, 1935
A native of Los Angeles, he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953 but made his big league debut after the club moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season. The brother of big leaguer Norm Sherry pitched mostly from the bullpen, lasting six seasons with the Dodgers and won two games in the 1959 World Series.
Sherry was traded to Detroit in 1964 and was dealt to the Astros midway in the 1967 season for outfielder Jim Landis. While an Astro, he had a 1-2 record with six saves and a 4.87 ERA. He was released the following spring and closed out his big league career in 1968 with the California Angels. For his full career, Sherry compiled a 53-44 record with 82 saves and a 3.67 ERA
Sherry passed away from cancer on December 17, 2006 in Mission Viejo, CA.