From BR Bullpen
Norman Burt Sherry
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 181 lb.
 Biographical Information
Norm Sherry, brother and sometimes battery mate of pitcher Larry Sherry, was a catcher in the major leagues from 1959-63, and managed the California Angels for two years in the 1970s. He also was a coach for the Angels for three years. Another brother, George Sherry, was a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates chain in 1951.
Sherry was signed in 1950 and spent some of 1951 and 1954-55 with the Fort Worth Cats. He missed the 1952 and 1953 seasons due to military service. From 1965 through 1976, when he wasn't at the major league level as a manager or coach, he was doing the same at the minor league level for the Angels or Dodgers. After that, he was a coach with the Montreal Expos, and Gary Carter's biography at the Hall of Fame website gives Sherry credit for helping Carter become a good defensive catcher. Sherry was also a New York Yankees scout in 1968.
Sherry is often given credit for suggesting to Sandy Koufax that he throw a little less speedily in order to maximize his control, something that may have led to Koufax's tremendous success from 1962-66.
Sherry's batting averages went steadily down in the five seasons he spent in the majors. After a cup of coffee at .333, he hit .283 and .256 in more at-bats in 1960 and 1961. But in 1962 and 1963, he dipped under .200.
With his brother Larry, he was half of a brother battery, although Norm was never the Dodgers' primary catcher. Major League baseball has featured several such fraternal pitcher-catcher tandems over the decades, the most famous of which are probably Wes Ferrell and Rick Ferrell and Mort Cooper and Walker Cooper.
|California Angels Manager
 Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1965||Santa Barbara Dodgers||California League||61-79||6th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1966||Santa Barbara Dodgers||California League||69-71||4th (t)||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1967||Santa Barbara Dodgers||California League||77-63||3rd||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1969||Idaho Falls Angels||Pioneer League||30-42||6th||California Angels|
|1972||Shreveport Captains||Texas League||64-76||7th||California Angels|
|1973||El Paso Sun Kings||Texas League||--||California Angels||replaced by Moose Stubing|
|1974||Salt Lake City Angels||Pacific Coast League||69-73||5th||California Angels|
|1975||Salt Lake City Gulls||Pacific Coast League||80-64||2nd||California Angels||Lost League Finals|
|1992||Everett Giants||Northwest League||35-41||7th||San Francisco Giants|
|1993||Everett Giants||Northwest League||42-34||2nd||San Francisco Giants|