Frank Lary Stats

Frank Lary was born on Thursday, April 10, 1930, in Northport, Alabama. Lary was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1954, with the Detroit Tigers. 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 Frank Lary baseball stats page.

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"Frank Lary. The Yankee-Killer. The Tigers' pitcher who, for a seven-year period from 1955-61, was the major source of delight for all Yankee-Haters. The one pitcher who had the Yankees' number. The force that Yankee-Haters could count on, as everything else failed, to prove that the Yankees were mortal." - Columnist Moss Klein in The Newark Star-Ledger (Baseball Digest, July 1978)

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Frank "The Yankee Killer" Lary Autograph on a 1978 TCMA Baseball Card (#0253)

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Birth Name:
Frank Strong Lary
Nickname:
Mule or Taters or The Yankee Killer
Born On:
04-10-1930  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Northport, Alabama
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-13-2017 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cemetery:
Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
High School:
Tuscaloosa County High School (Northport, AL)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-14-1954 (Age 24)
Last Game:
09-21-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable

Frank Lary

Frank Lary Pitching Stats

1954 24 Tigers 3 0 1 0 0 .000 2.45 0 0 0 3.2 17 4 1 1 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 -
1955 25 Tigers 36 31 5 14 15 .483 3.10 16 2 1 235.0 997 232 81 100 10 89 3 98 7 6 0 -
1956 26 Tigers 41 38 2 21 13 .618 3.15 20 3 1 294.0 1,269 289 103 116 20 116 4 165 3 12 1 -
1957 27 Tigers 40 35 3 11 16 .407 3.98 12 2 3 237.2 1,012 250 105 111 23 72 9 107 5 12 2 -
1958 28 Tigers 39 34 4 16 15 .516 2.90 19 3 1 260.1 1,085 249 84 91 20 68 4 131 4 12 0 -
1959 29 Tigers 32 32 0 17 10 .630 3.55 11 3 0 223.0 931 225 88 109 23 46 4 137 2 11 1 -
1960 30 Tigers 38 36 2 15 15 .500 3.51 15 2 1 274.1 1,148 262 107 125 25 62 3 149 8 19 1 -
1961 31 Tigers 36 36 0 23 9 .719 3.24 22 4 0 275.1 1,127 252 99 117 24 66 2 146 6 6 0 -
1962 32 Tigers 17 14 0 2 6 .250 5.74 2 1 0 80.0 363 98 51 59 17 21 1 41 2 4 1 -
1963 33 Tigers 16 14 0 4 9 .308 3.27 6 0 0 107.1 433 90 39 40 15 26 0 46 3 5 0 -
1964 34 Tigers 6 4 1 0 2 .000 7.00 0 0 0 18.0 90 24 14 15 3 10 1 6 1 3 0 -
1964 34 Braves 5 2 2 1 0 1.000 4.38 0 0 0 12.1 51 15 6 7 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 -
1964 34 Mets 13 8 3 2 3 .400 4.55 3 1 1 57.1 243 62 29 33 7 14 2 27 2 4 0 -
1965 35 Mets 14 7 3 1 3 .250 2.98 0 0 1 57.1 230 48 19 24 2 16 0 23 4 1 1 -
1965 35 White Sox 14 1 4 1 0 1.000 4.05 0 0 2 26.2 111 23 12 12 4 7 2 14 0 2 0 -
12 Years 350 292 30 128 116 .525 3.49 126 21 11 2,162.1 9,107 2,123 838 960 197 616 35 1,099 47 97 7 -

Frank Lary

Frank Lary Hitting Stats

1954 24 Tigers 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1955 25 Tigers 36 82 4 16 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 29 5 0 0 1 .195 .233 .220
1956 26 Tigers 41 103 14 19 2 0 1 0 12 8 0 25 6 2 0 5 .184 .239 .233
1957 27 Tigers 40 73 4 9 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 22 9 0 0 2 .123 .147 .151
1958 28 Tigers 39 88 6 15 1 1 1 0 6 3 0 20 9 0 0 2 .170 .198 .239
1959 29 Tigers 32 80 7 10 1 1 1 0 2 4 0 26 8 0 0 1 .125 .167 .200
1960 30 Tigers 39 93 11 17 4 1 2 0 13 7 0 32 8 0 0 1 .183 .240 .312
1961 31 Tigers 42 108 13 25 2 0 1 0 5 3 0 27 3 0 1 2 .231 .259 .278
1962 32 Tigers 22 24 3 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 9 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .250
1963 33 Tigers 16 35 2 8 0 1 0 0 6 1 0 10 2 0 0 1 .229 .250 .286
1964 34 Tigers 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000
1964 34 Braves 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1964 34 Mets 13 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 1 0 0 1 .118 .286 .118
1965 35 Mets 14 19 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 .211 .211 .211
1965 35 White Sox 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
12 Years 362 734 68 130 12 6 6 0 54 39 0 211 52 2 1 16 .177 .219 .234

Frank Lary

Frank Lary Fielding Stats

1954 Tigers P 3 0 11 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Tigers P 36 31 705 63 1.8 60 14 46 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .952 2.30
1956 Tigers P 41 38 882 63 1.5 60 15 45 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.84
1957 Tigers P 40 35 713 58 1.5 57 14 43 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.16
1958 Tigers P 39 34 781 60 1.5 59 20 39 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.04
1959 Tigers P 32 32 669 52 1.6 49 15 34 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.98
1960 Tigers P 38 36 823 55 1.4 51 14 37 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .927 1.67
1961 Tigers P 36 36 826 88 2.4 87 32 55 1 5 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.84
1962 Tigers P 17 14 240 18 1.1 15 7 8 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 1.69
1963 Tigers P 16 14 322 40 2.5 40 26 14 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.35
1964 Tigers P 6 4 54 1 0.2 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.50
1964 Braves P 5 2 37 10 2.0 9 4 5 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 6.57
1964 Mets P 13 8 172 14 1.1 14 7 7 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1965 Mets P 14 7 172 18 1.3 17 6 11 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.67
1965 White Sox P 14 1 80 6 0.4 6 0 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.03
P Totals 350 292 6,487 546 1.6 525 174 351 21 23 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.19
12 Years 350 292 6,487 546 1.6 525 174 351 21 23 n/a n/a n/a .962 2.19

Frank Lary

Frank Lary Miscellaneous Stats

1954 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.67 12.27 7.36
1955 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.8 41.0 1.10 3.75 3.41
1956 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 103.0 4.1 8.6 1.42 5.05 3.55
1957 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.3 18.3 1.49 4.05 2.73
1958 Tigers 0 2 .000 0 0 n/a 88.0 4.4 14.7 1.93 4.53 2.35
1959 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 80.0 3.1 40.0 2.98 5.53 1.86
1960 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 46.5 2.9 7.2 2.40 4.89 2.03
1961 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 6 n/a 108.0 4.0 21.6 2.21 4.77 2.16
1962 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 5 n/a 0.0 2.7 24.0 1.95 4.61 2.36
1963 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.5 5.8 1.77 3.86 2.18
1964 Tigers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.60 3.00 5.00
1964 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.00 2.92 0.00
1964 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.4 17.0 1.93 4.24 2.20
1965 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 4.8 0.0 1.44 3.61 2.51
1965 White Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.00 4.72 2.36
12 Years 0 2 .000 0 12 n/a 122.3 3.5 13.6 1.78 4.57 2.56

Frank Lary

Frank Lary Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Detroit Tigers 30 Undetermined - -
1955 Detroit Tigers 17 Undetermined - -
1956 Detroit Tigers 17 Undetermined - -
1957 Detroit Tigers 17 Undetermined - -
1958 Detroit Tigers 17 Undetermined - -
1959 Detroit Tigers 17 Undetermined - -
1960 Detroit Tigers 17 $26,000.00 Stats -
1961 Detroit Tigers 17 $30,000.00 Stats -
1962 Detroit Tigers 17 $40,000.00 - -
1963 Detroit Tigers 17 $35,000.00 - -
1964 Detroit Tigers 17 $30,000.00 - -
1964 Milwaukee Braves 17 "     " - -
1964 New York Mets 17 "     " - -
1965 New York Mets 17 $28,000.00 - -
1965 Chicago White Sox 17 "     " - -

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