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Bob Welch dies at 57; faced Reggie Jackson in classic World Series duel
Bob Welch dies at 57; faced Reggie Jackson in classic World Series duel

He provided the Dodgers with an iconic moment: a fresh-faced rookie blowing away baseball's most feared hitter in a David vs. Goliath World Series duel before a roaring capacity crowd in Chavez Ravine. Bob Welch striking out the New York Yankees' Reggie Jackson in Game 2 of the 1978 World Series announced the arrival of the young right-hander early in his career, but he went on to pitch for 17 seasons, winning the American League Cy Young award with the Oakland Athletics in 1990. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Bob Welch: An obituary of former Dodger pitcher Bob Welch in the June 11 LATExtra section reported that he grew up in Ferndale, Mich., southeast of Detroit. In fact, Ferndale...

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