Native St. Louisan, Eldred W. (Bud) Byerly, a righthanded pitcher believed to be the only surviving member of the 1944 Cardinals World Series champions other than Hall of Famer Stan Musial, died at age 91 after a brief illness.
Byerly, a Webster Groves High product, signed with the Cardinals' organization in 1940 and reached the majors in 1943. He was 2-2 in the regular season for the 1944 Cardinals, who beat the Browns in the World Series. Byerly appeared in one game in that series, pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
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