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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 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.[1]

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