• Date Of Birth: July 16, 1931
  • Date Of Death: March 8, 2021
  • Occupation: Baseball catcher, manager and coach
  • City: San Juan Capistrano
  • State: California

Norman Burt Sherry (July 16, 1931 – March 8, 2021) was an American baseball catcher, manager, and coach who played five seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets from 1959 to 1963. He batted and threw right-handed, and was noted for helping Sandy Koufax with his pitching control. Sherry went on to coach and manage the California Angels, and also served as coach of the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants.

After retiring from baseball, Sherry returned to San Diego. He underwent open heart surgery in November 1978, and had a heart attack less than three years later in March 1981. He was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

Sherry addressed the San Diego Jewish Film Festival as a guest speaker when it screened Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story in February 2011. He often went to Padres games, and was present in 2014 for the 30th anniversary celebration of the team’s first championship.

Sherry died on March 8, 2021, at an assisted living facility in San Juan Capistrano, California. He was 89, and died of natural causes. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.