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Ron Perranoski, Lou Johnson And Jay Johnstone Died

October 5, 2020

Sadly, the deaths keep piling up. The Dodgers have lost 3 players, all of whom contributed to title teams. In addition to Perranoski, who was a great relief pitcher on the ’63 and ’65 title teams, going (16-3) in ’63–Lou Johnson and Jay Johnstone passed away within the last 2 or so weeks.

Lou homered in #7/’65 World Series as the Dodgers “titled” behind Sandy Koufax’ shutout, which was aided by a key Jim Gilliam defensive play.

Jay Johnstone, who was on the 1978 Yankees’ title team that won the last 4 to “6” L.A. was on the ’81 Dodgers team that reversed that.

Johnstone hit a key pinch 2 run home run in #4 of that series, which cut into a 3 run Yankees’ lead in an eventual Dodgers Saturday late afternoon win.

Click below to view more about the man they called “Perry,” Ron Perranoski

Ron Perranoski, relief ace with Dodgers in 1960s, dies at 84 .

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