Steve Larkin

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Stephen Patrick Larkin

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Steve Larkin pitched seven seasons from 1931 to 1937, mostly in the minors. He served in the United States Army in Greenland during World War II (BN). He had a cup of coffee for the Detroit Tigers in 1934. His best year as a pro was in 1933 with the Shreveport Sports of the Dixie League, when he was 22-7 with an ERA of 2.88.

After his playing career, he was a commuting supervisor for General Electric in King of Prussia, PA. He died suddenly at age 58 at the YMCA in Norristown, PA from a ruptured abdominal aneurysm while en route from Cincinnati and is buried in Cincinnati, OH.


Principal sources for Steve Larkin include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers {{{BR}}} (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN {{{DAG}}} (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) {{{MORE}}} and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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