CHERRYFIELD (AP) — Carlton Willey, whose eight-year major league career included a World Series appearance for the Milwaukee Braves in 1958, has died. Willey, of Cherryfield, was 78.

Willey played in the major leagues from 1958-1965 after being signed by the Boston Braves in 1951. While playing for the Milwaukee Braves and New York Mets, the right-hander compiled 38 wins and a career 3.76 ERA. He was named Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News in 1958 after posting a 9-7 record with the Braves.

He appeared in the 1958 World Series and recorded a pair of strikeouts against the New York Yankees, who won the series in seven games.

Family members told WABI-TV in Bangor that Willey died Monday of complications from lung cancer

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