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Briles won two World Series titles in 14 years

Updated: February 28, 2005, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Big games never worried Nellie Briles.

Briles, who won two World Series titles during a 14-year career as a control pitcher, died of an apparent heart attack at 61, the Pittsburgh Pirates said. Briles was stricken during a Pirates alumni golf tournament in Orlando, Fla.

Briles went 129-112 during a career spent mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pirates. He played on five pennant- or division-winning teams, going a combined 69-44 with two postseason victories ...

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