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Lyn Lary

Lyn Lary
Shortstop
Born: (1906-01-28)January 28, 1906
Armona, California
Died: January 9, 1973(1973-01-09) (aged 66)
Downey, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 1929, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
August 7, 1940, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .269
Home runs 38
Runs batted in 526
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Lynford Hobart (Lyn) Lary (January 28, 1906 – January 9, 1973) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball from 1929 through 1940, primarily for the New York Yankees. Lary batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Armona, California.

In a 12-season career, Lary posted a .269 batting average with 38 home runs and 526 RBI in 1302 games played.

A well-traveled shortstop, Lary played for six different teams in a span of twelve years, including two stints with the St. Louis Browns and playing for three teams in 1939. A good defensive player, he had good hands with a strong arm and was competent on the double play. Primarily a singles hitter, his hustle on the bases was shown by taking an extra base or for breaking up a double play. He ended his career with a 1.50 walk-to-strikeout ratio (705-to-470).

Lary debuted with the New York Yankees in 1929, finishing with a .309 average. The next season he hit .289, and .280 in 1931. That season, he collected 107 RBI, the most ever by a Yankees shortstop, and was one of six Yankees to have at least 100 runs scored. Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Ben Chapman, Earle Combs and Joe Sewell were the others. Lary also had career-numbers in home runs (10) and triples (nine).

From 1934 through 1936, Lary divided his playing time between the Yankees, Boston Red Sox, St, Louis Browns and Washington Senators. Before the 1935 season, he was traded by the Red Sox to the Washington Senators in exchange for future Hall of Famer Joe Cronin. Playing for the 1936 Browns, he hit .289 with 112 runs and led the American League with 37 stolen bases and 155 games played. In 1937 with the Cleveland Indians, he batted .290 with 110 runs and posted career-highs in hits (187) and doubles (46).

In 1939, Lary started with Cleveland, was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the midseason, then returned to St. Louis for the rest of the year. He retired in 1940, after a part-time season for the Browns.

Lary died in Downey, California, at age 66.

See also

Sources

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Baseball Library
  • Wacky Moments in Sports
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