Sherry caught for parts of five seasons in the majors, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets between 1959-1963. In 194 big league games he hit .215 with 18 home runs. His best year came in 1960 when he hit .283 with 8 home runs for the Dodgers. His average dropped in each of the following seasons and by 1964 he was playing in the minors for good. Sherry’s professional career began in 1950 and lasted until 1972 when he appeared in four minor-league games as a player/manager in the Angels’ organization.
Sherry went on to manage and coach in the big leagues. He was the California Angels’ manager from 1976-1977. He later coached for the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants.
On May 7, 1960 Sherry took Philadelphia’s Ruben Gomez deep in the 11th inning of a game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. The home run gave the Dodgers, and Sherry’s brother Larry, the victory.
We featured Sherry’s favorite teammate, Roger Craig, last year.
Norm Sherry – career stats