Frank Lary

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Frank Lary
Frank Lary.jpg
Born: (1930-04-10)April 10, 1930
Northport, Alabama
Died: December 13, 2017(2017-12-13) (aged 87)
Northport, Albama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1954, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
September 21, 1965, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record128–116
Earned run average3.49
Career highlights and awards

Frank Strong Lary (April 10, 1930 – December 13, 2017) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1954–1964), New York Mets (1964, 1965), Milwaukee Braves (1964), and Chicago White Sox (1965).

Lary led the American League with 21 wins in 1956 and ranked second in the same category with 23 wins in 1961.

Lary was selected to the American League All-Star team in 1960 and 1961 and won the Gold Glove Award in 1961. He was known as "Taters", "Mule", and the "Yankee Killer." The latter nickname was won due to his 27-10 record against the New York Yankees from 1955 to 1961.

Lary died on December 13, 2017 in Northport, Alabama of pneumonia at the age of 87.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Report: Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Frank Lary dead at 87". Detroit Free Press. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.

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