Ron Willis

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Ron Willis
Pitcher
Born: (1943-07-12)July 12, 1943
Willisville, Tennessee
Died: November 21, 1977(1977-11-21) (aged 34)
Memphis, Tennessee
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1966 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1970 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Wins 11-12
Earned run average 3.32
Strikeouts 128
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Ronald Earl Willis (July 12, 1943 – November 21, 1977) is a former professional baseball player. He was a pitcher over parts of 5 seasons (1966–1970) with the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres. Willis was a member of the 1967 World Series champion Cardinals. For his career he compiled an 11–12 record with a 3.32 earned run average and 128 strikeouts in 188 appearances, all as a relief pitcher.

Willis was born in Willisville, Tennessee and later died in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 34 from a brain tumor.

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Ron Willis died of complications from brain cancer.


he had three children, two of whom are still alive