Larry Foss

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Larry Curtis Foss

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Biographical Information[edit]

''You're pitching tonight." - manager Danny Murtaugh to rookie Larry Foss as he got to the ballpark from Asheville - Foss would beat opposing pitcher Bob Gibson that night for his only major league win

Larry Foss pitched eight games in the majors in 1961 and 1962. With the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1961, he was one year younger than teammate Roberto Clemente. With the New York Mets in 1962, he was part of their new expansion team managed by Casey Stengel. His ERA with the 1962 Mets - 4.63 - was better than the team ERA. He was two years younger than teammate Marv Throneberry, who became a symbol of the team (Foss outlived Throneberry by 25 years).

He was the third major league pitcher to come out of Wichita State University; he was there at the same time as outfielder Don Lock. Larry had nine years in the minors, mostly in the Pirates' organization.

One source: [1] which also has some information about Foss pitching in spring training.

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