Friday, December 15, 2017

RIP - Frank Lary

Frank Lary, one of the mainstays of the Tigers' starting rotation in the late 1950s and early 1960s, passed away on December 13, 2017 at age 87.

Lary pitched for the Tigers from 1954 to 1964, and had 7 solid seasons (1955-61) in their starting rotation. He won more than 20 games twice, and was a 2-time All-Star. Lary also led the AL 3 times in complete games.

From mid-1964 to mid-1965 he was traded 3 times - to the Braves, Mets, and White Sox. He retired after the 1965 season.

Detroit News obituary

Tuscaloosa (AL) News obituary

Coincidentally, another sports figure passed on the same day:


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