Frank Lary

Frank Strong "Mule" or "Taters" or "The Yankee Killer" Lary
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: April 10, 1930 in Northport, AL
Signed: 1950 by the Detroit Tigers
Acquired: purchased from the Tigers, May 1964
Departed: traded to the Milwaukee Braves for
Dennis Ribant and cash, August 1964
Acquired: purchased from the Braves, March 1965
Departed: traded to the Chicago White Sox for
Jimmie Schaffer, July 1965

 

Frank, who was known as "The Yankee Killer" during his American League days, enjoyed several really outstanding seasons for the Tigers. He called Detroit his home for the first ten years of his career, and then pitched for five different clubs in his last two seasons, including the Mets. He's pictured here at the beginning of his career, on 1956 Topps.

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PITCHING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  GS  CG     IP   W   L   PCT    H   R  ER   SO  BB ShO SV  ERA
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1954 Det AL   3   0   0    3.2   0   0  ----    4   1   1    5   3   0  0 2.45
1955 Det AL  36  31  16  235.0  14  15  .483  232 100  81   98  89   2  1 3.10
1956 Det AL  41  38  20  294.0  21  13  .618  289 116 103  165 116   3  1 3.15
1957 Det AL  40  35  12  237.2  11  16  .407  250 111 105  107  72   2  3 3.98
1958 Det AL  39  34  19  260.1  16  15  .516  249  91  84  131  68   3  1 2.90
1959 Det AL  32  32  11  223.0  17  10  .630  225 109  88  137  46   3  0 3.55
1960 Det AL  38  36  15  274.1  15  15  .500  262 125 107  149  62   2  1 3.51
1961 Det AL  36  36  22  275.1  23   9  .719  252 117  99  146  66   4  0 3.24
1962 Det AL  17  14   2   80.0   2   6  .250   98  59  51   41  21   1  0 5.74
1963 Det AL  16  14   6  107.1   4   9  .308   90  40  39   46  26   0  0 3.27
1964 3teams  24  14   3   87.2   3   5  .375  101  55  49   37  24   1  1 5.03
1965 2teams  28   8   0   84.0   2   3  .400   71  36  31   37  23   0  3 3.32
==============================================================================
METS TOTALS  27  15   3  114.2   3   6  .333  110  57  48   50  30   1  2 3.77
OTHER CLUBS 323 277 123 2047.2 125 110  .532 2013 903 790 1049 586  20  9 3.47
==============================================================================
CAREER TOTS 350 292 126 2162.1 128 116  .525 2123 960 838 1099 616  21 11 3.49

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB     G  GS  CG     IP   W   L   PCT    H   R  ER   SO  BB ShO SV  ERA
==============================================================================
1964 Det AL   6   4   0   18.0   0   2  .000   24  15  14    6  10   0  0 7.00
1964 *METS*  13   8   3   57.1   2   3  .400   62  33  29   27  14   1  1 4.55
1964 Mil NL   5   2   0   12.1   1   0 1.000   15   7   6    4   0   0  0 4.38
1965 *METS*  14   7   0   57.1   1   3  .250   48  24  19   23  16   0  1 2.98
1965 Chi AL  14   1   0   26.2   1   0 1.000   23  12  12   14   7   0  2 4.05

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This is a list of the Frank Lary cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.

1956 Topps #191

1958 Topps #245

1959 Topps #393

1960 Topps #85

1961 Post #38 (from box)
1961 Topps #48
(AL Pitching Leaders)
1961 Topps #50
(AL Strikeout Leaders)
1961 Topps #243

1962 Post #22
1962 Topps #57
(AL Win Leaders)
1962 Topps #474
(All-Star)

1963 Fleer #14
1963 Topps #140
1963 Topps #218
("Tiger Twirlers")

1964 Topps #197

1965 Topps #127

1978 TCMA The 1960's #0253

1979 TCMA Baseball History Series #183

1991 WIZ Mets #225

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