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Nelson Kelley Briles
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Pitcher Nelson Briles was part of two World Series champions in his 14-year career. He won nine consecutive starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967 and got the victory in Game 3 of the 1967 World Series, over the Boston Red Sox. In the 1971 World Series, he pitched a two-hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates in Game 5 to give the club a 4-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

After retiring, Briles was a broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners and held a front office position with the Pirates. He died at age 61 after suffering a heart attack at a Pirates alumni golf tournament.

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