Larry Monroe (baseball)

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Larry Monroe
Pitcher
Born: (1956-06-20) June 20, 1956 (age 64)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 23, 1976, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1976, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0-1
Earned run average4.15
Strikeouts9
Teams

Lawrence James Monroe (born June 20, 1956) is an American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox in 1976.[1]

Monroe was chosen by the Sox in the first round of the 1974 amateur draft with the eighth overall selection. After going 11-14 with a 2.91 ERA for the Knoxville Sox in 1976, he earned a late-season call-up to Chicago. He made his big league debut on August 23rd against the Detroit Tigers, throwing two scoreless, hitless innings of relief. He earned his only decision in the majors on September 30th. He started that day's game against the California Angels, going 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 runs (3 earned), and walking 2 to take the loss. Returning to Knoxville in 1977, he continued to play through 1979.

After his playing days, Monroe worked for the White Sox in various capacities. When Adrian Garrett replaced Vern Law as manager of the Denver Zephyrs in 1984, Monroe was brought in to become pitching coach. He was vice president of scouting and minor league operations from 1990 to 1994 and was vice president of free agent and major league scouting from that time until 2006. More recently, he is an advisor to the baseball department.

Monroe is the author of "Best-Kept Secrets of Major League Pitching" available on Amazon. Monroe's son, Grant Monroe, was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 38th round of the 2007 amateur draft and again in the 46th round of the 2009 amateur draft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larry Monroe Stats". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2011.

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