Larry Monroe (baseball)
|Born: June 20, 1956|
|August 23, 1976, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1976, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Earned run average||4.15|
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.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Larry Monroe at B-R Bullpen
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