Pitcher, Baseball Player
1907 – 1987
Who was Larry French?
Lawrence Herbert French was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers. A knuckleball specialist, French batted right-handed and threw left-handed. He was born in Visalia, California.
One author has described French as the best pitcher not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. In a 14-season career, French posted a 191–171 record with 1187 strikeouts and a 3.44 ERA in 3152.0 innings pitched, including 40 shutouts and 198 complete games.
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