Larry Eugene Cox
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Ottawa-Glandorf High School
- Debut April 18, 1973
- Final Game May 23, 1982
- Born September 11, 1947 in Bluffton, OH USA
- Died February 17, 1990 in Bellefontaine, OH USA
Larry Cox was a valuable backup catcher for a host of major league teams.
Cox began his career as a catcher from 1966-1967, then was a pitcher in 1968. He resumed catching in 1969. Frequently demoted to the minors upon his arrival with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1973, Cox always seemed to turn up on a major league roster before season's end. He was a good student of the game and a good handler of pitchers, a valuable man to have down in the bullpen. His most big league action came with the Seattle Mariners, for whom he played 205 games between 1979 and 1980 following a 35 game look in 1977. After his playing career ended, he became a minor league manager and was a coach with the Chicago Cubs in 1988 and 1989. He died of a heart attack while playing racquetball in 1990.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1983||Quad Cities Cubs||Midwest League||68-71||8th||Chicago Cubs|
|1984||Quad Cities Cubs||Midwest League||50-88||12th||Chicago Cubs|
|1985||Iowa Cubs||American Association||66-75||6th||Chicago Cubs|
|1986||Iowa Cubs||American Association||74-68||3rd||Chicago Cubs|
|1987||Iowa Cubs||American Association||64-74||6th||Chicago Cubs|