Larry Foster

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1937 –


Who is Larry Foster?

Larry Lynn Foster is a retired American professional baseball player. The right-handed pitcher attended Michigan State University before signing a professional contract with the Detroit Tigers prior to the 1958 season. He had an eight-season professional career, but appeared in only one Major League game for the Tigers on September 18, 1963. He batted left-handed, stood 6 feet tall and weighed 185 pounds.

In that game, against the Minnesota Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, Foster pitched the sixth and seventh innings in relief of Willie Smith. He gave up four hits and three earned runs, with a double by Don Mincher as the most damaging blow. He issued one walk and struck out one.

After retiring from baseball in 1965, Foster became a Lutheran pastor, at one point serving at Grace Lutheran Church in his home city of Lansing.

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Dec 24, 1937
Lived in
  • Lansing

on July 23, 2013


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