Norm Sherry was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues as a catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sherry is best known as the man who helped the great Sandy Koufax develop his talent and transform himself from a wild "thrower" into one of the fiercest pitchers of all time. A native of Los Angeles, Sherry signed with the Dodgers while they were still originally based in Brooklyn in 1950. He spent the next seven years working his way through the Dodger farm system, finally reaching the big leagues as a member of the 1959 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers, in which his brother, Larry, a relief pitcher was named the Most Valuable Player.