Larry French Stats

Larry French was born on Friday, November 1, 1907, in Visalia, California. French was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1929, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Larry French baseball stats page.

"My screw ball isn't as good as Carl Hubbell's. He throws his with more of an overhand motion. Mine is more side arm. A screw ball is a troublesome ball for a right-hander to hit, for, thrown by a left-handed pitcher, it breaks away from him. Its break is not so sharp as that of a curve, but it seems even more deceptive. As the batter says, it fades away." - Larry French in Baseball Magazine (January 1934)
Larry French

Larry French Autograph on a 1978 TCMA (#4)
Larry French Autograph on a 1978 TCMA (#4)

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Birth Name:
Lawrence Herbert French
Nickname:
Larry
Born On:
11-01-1907  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Visalia, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-09-1987 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
San Diego, California
Cemetery:
Visalia Cemetery, Visalia, California
High School:
Visalia High School (Visalia, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-18-1929 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-26-1942
Draft:
Not Applicable
Larry French

Larry French Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1929 22 Pirates 30 13 10 7 5 .583 4.90 6 0 1 123.0 552 130 67 78 10 62 - 49 3 3 0 -
1930 23 Pirates 42 35 5 17 18 .486 4.36 21 3 1 274.2 1,232 325 133 163 20 89 - 90 3 6 0 -
1931 24 Pirates 39 33 4 15 13 .536 3.26 20 1 1 275.2 1,170 301 100 127 9 70 - 73 5 1 1 -
1932 25 Pirates 47 33 11 18 16 .529 3.02 19 3 4 274.1 1,167 301 92 127 17 62 - 72 1 1 0 -
1933 26 Pirates 47 35 10 18 13 .581 2.72 21 5 1 291.1 1,209 290 88 106 9 55 - 88 1 5 0 -
1934 27 Pirates 49 35 7 12 18 .400 3.58 16 3 1 263.2 1,141 299 105 135 8 59 - 103 4 3 0 -
1935 28 Cubs 42 30 6 17 10 .630 2.96 16 4 2 246.1 1,039 279 81 94 10 44 - 90 0 2 1 -
1936 29 Cubs 43 28 8 18 9 .667 3.39 16 4 3 252.1 1,055 262 95 103 16 54 - 104 1 6 0 -
1937 30 Cubs 42 28 5 16 10 .615 3.98 11 4 0 208.0 911 229 92 106 17 65 - 100 5 1 0 -
1938 31 Cubs 43 27 11 10 19 .345 3.80 10 3 0 201.1 853 210 85 95 17 62 - 83 4 1 0 -
1939 32 Cubs 36 21 11 15 8 .652 3.29 10 2 1 194.0 828 205 71 80 7 50 - 98 5 1 0 -
1940 33 Cubs 40 33 6 14 14 .500 3.29 18 3 2 246.0 1,024 240 90 93 12 64 - 107 0 4 0 -
1941 34 Cubs 26 18 3 5 14 .263 4.63 6 1 0 138.0 621 161 71 88 10 43 - 60 0 2 2 -
1941 34 Dodgers 6 1 2 0 0 .000 3.45 0 0 0 15.2 67 16 6 6 1 4 - 8 1 1 0 -
1942 35 Dodgers 38 14 10 15 4 .789 1.83 8 4 0 147.2 596 127 30 39 1 36 - 62 1 5 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
14 Years 570 384 109 197 171 .535 3.44 198 40 17 3,152.0 13,465 3,375 1,206 1,440 164 819 - 1,187 34 42 4 -
Larry French

Larry French Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1929 22 Pirates 30 42 4 8 1 0 0 0 8 2 - 12 1 - 0 - .190 .227 .214
1930 23 Pirates 42 91 11 22 3 1 0 0 13 3 - 17 11 - 0 - .242 .266 .297
1931 24 Pirates 39 95 8 17 1 0 0 0 2 5 - 15 6 - 1 - .179 .228 .189
1932 25 Pirates 47 92 7 19 3 1 0 0 4 1 - 16 4 - 0 - .207 .215 .261
1933 26 Pirates 47 101 7 15 0 2 0 0 8 5 - 17 3 - 0 3 .149 .189 .188
1934 27 Pirates 49 84 8 16 3 0 0 0 6 4 - 16 10 - 0 3 .190 .227 .226
1935 28 Cubs 42 85 4 12 1 0 0 0 5 1 - 14 9 - 1 2 .141 .161 .153
1936 29 Cubs 43 85 5 18 2 0 0 0 5 4 - 12 10 - 0 1 .212 .247 .235
1937 30 Cubs 42 71 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 12 4 - 0 0 .127 .127 .141
1938 31 Cubs 43 62 7 13 3 1 0 0 7 5 - 9 6 - 0 3 .210 .269 .290
1939 32 Cubs 36 73 6 14 2 0 1 0 7 4 - 26 4 - 1 1 .192 .244 .260
1940 33 Cubs 40 85 5 14 3 0 0 0 9 7 - 20 4 - 1 3 .165 .237 .200
1941 34 Cubs 26 47 5 9 0 0 0 0 3 4 - 15 3 - 0 3 .191 .255 .191
1941 34 Dodgers 6 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 .250 .250 .500
1942 35 Dodgers 38 40 5 12 3 0 0 0 6 3 - 8 9 - 0 1 .300 .349 .375
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 570 1,057 83 199 27 5 1 0 84 48 - 210 84 - 4 20 .188 .226 .226
Larry French

Larry French Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1929 Pirates P 30 13 369 40 1.3 38 3 35 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .950 2.78
1930 Pirates P 42 35 824 61 1.5 58 5 53 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .951 1.90
1931 Pirates P 39 33 827 66 1.7 63 7 56 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.06
1932 Pirates P 47 33 823 60 1.3 53 8 45 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .883 1.74
1933 Pirates P 47 35 874 60 1.3 57 12 45 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .950 1.76
1934 Pirates P 49 35 791 53 1.1 50 10 40 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.71
1935 Cubs P 42 30 739 73 1.7 71 16 55 2 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.59
1936 Cubs P 43 28 757 54 1.3 51 14 37 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.82
1937 Cubs P 42 28 624 69 1.6 65 10 55 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .942 2.81
1938 Cubs P 43 27 604 61 1.4 60 19 41 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.68
1939 Cubs P 36 21 582 54 1.5 52 5 47 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .963 2.41
1940 Cubs P 40 33 738 72 1.8 70 7 63 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.56
1941 Cubs P 26 18 414 29 1.1 27 1 26 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .931 1.76
1941 Dodgers P 6 1 47 3 0.5 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.72
1942 Dodgers P 38 14 443 36 0.9 34 7 27 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.07
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 570 384 9,456 791 1.4 752 124 628 39 40 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.15
14 Years 570 384 9,456 791 1.4 752 124 628 39 40 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.15
Larry French

Larry French Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1929 Pirates 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 5.3 0.79 3.59 4.54
1930 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.4 7.0 1.01 2.95 2.92
1931 Pirates 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.3 47.5 1.04 2.38 2.29
1932 Pirates 1 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.8 23.0 1.16 2.36 2.03
1933 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 12.6 1.60 2.72 1.70
1934 Pirates 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 14.0 1.75 3.52 2.01
1935 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.1 17.0 2.05 3.29 1.61
1936 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.1 17.0 1.93 3.71 1.93
1937 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.9 0.0 1.54 4.33 2.81
1938 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.9 8.9 1.34 3.71 2.77
1939 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 73.0 2.8 10.4 1.96 4.55 2.32
1940 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 9.4 1.67 3.91 2.34
1941 Cubs 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 15.7 1.40 3.91 2.80
1941 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.0 4.0 2.00 4.60 2.30
1942 Dodgers 0 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 6.7 1.72 3.78 2.19
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 3 - - 0 0 n/a 1,057.0 5.0 12.6 1.45 3.39 2.34
Larry French

Larry French Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1929 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1930 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1931 Pittsburgh Pirates n/a Undetermined n/a -
1932 Pittsburgh Pirates 42 Undetermined n/a -
1933 Pittsburgh Pirates 42 Undetermined - -
1934 Pittsburgh Pirates 42 Undetermined - -
1935 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined - Stats
1936 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined - -
1937 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined - -
1938 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined - Stats
1939 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined - -
1940 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined Stats -
1941 Chicago Cubs 14 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers 20 Undetermined - Stats
1942 Brooklyn Dodgers 20 Undetermined - -


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