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Larry Sherry dies after long battle with cancer

Updated: December 18, 2006, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Larry Sherry, MVP of the 1959 World Series as a reliever for the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.

Sherry died early Sunday at his home in Mission Viejo, according to his brother, Norm, a former catcher who also played for the Dodgers.

Sherry's two children and several other family members spent Saturday at his home.

"We were all there that day -- my brother, George; nieces and nephews, his son and ...

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