Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vern Law on Latter-day Profiles

Latter-Day Profiles #901
Vern Law

Vern Law is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. Born in Meridian, Idaho, Law played for 16 seasons (1950-1951 and 1954-1967) for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Law was a member of the National League All Star Team in 1960. He won the Cy Young Award, and led the National League in complete games that year. During his playing career, Law was tagged with the nickname "Deacon" by Pirate broadcaster Bob Prince--friendly nickname derived from his strict Mormon upbringing.

Vern Law has been credited with saying, "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins." and "Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards."

Author John Moody recently released a book titled, "Kiss It Goodbye" which focuses on the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates and Vern Law.

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