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An Idaho boy who beat the Yankees


Sometimes sports heroes come from unlikely places.

Take the case of Vernon Law, right-handed pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Vernon came from Meridian, Idaho, a few clicks out of Boise, and midway between Boise and Nampa.

Law won two games during the 1960 World Series as Pittsburgh turned away the New York Yankees in a seven-game series.

A tall, lanky kid at the time, Law threw from the right, and distinguished himself over a long career, interrupted by three years in the military.

That World Series year, Law ended with a 20-9 win-loss record and had a 3.08 earned-run average.

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