Like most ballplayers, Duke is superstitious!
He feels that the old practice swing brings him good luck and is responsible for his great hitting in 1953!
ROBERT LEE TURLEY
pitcher BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Home: Troy, Illinois
Born: September 19, 1930
Bob joined the Browns late in '53 after his discharge from the Army. The powerful fastballer started with Belleville in '48 with a 9-3 mark and at Aberdeen in '49 he won 23 games recording 205 Strikeouts. After winning 20 games with 200 Strikeouts at San Antonio, Bob was called up by the Browns and pitched 1 game in '51.
Bob wouldn't sign with the Yanks because he lives in St. Louis.
He wanted to be closer to home so he became a St. Louis Brown.
But the Browns moved to Baltimore and Bob now is as far away from home as he would have been as a Yank!